Charles R. "Chick" Sheehan

Charles R. Sheehan served as a Language Officer, fluent in Chinese and Vietnamese, with the State Department from 1963 to 1986, where he supervised and taught language classes in Chinese, Vietnamese, Lao, Thai, and Burmese.

From 1969 to 1973 he traveled extensively in Vietnam from his post as Regional Language Supervisor at the U.S. Embassy, Bangkok. He was also Director of the Chinese Language and Area Studies School in Taiwan for four years.

He was a Diplomat-in-Residence at Cornell University where he taught Chinese before he retired from State as Associate Dean for Overseas Programs in 1986. He worked as a Language Consultant for Lockheed Aircraft Corporation on Taiwan in 1987 and 1988. In 1990, he established an Arabic language program for a private firm in Washington in preparation for Operation Desert Storm.

He currently works as Senior Consultant for Yankee Clipper Group, a firm that brings Chinese delegations to the U.S. for management and cross-cultural training. He has traveled extensively throughout China and Southeast Asia.