P.T. Deutermann P.T. Deutermann Tells The Story Of "The Commodore" By Charlie Shelton & Adam Hochberg • Aug 2, 2016 Cynthia Brann For more than 20 years, P.T. Deutermann has channeled his experiences in the military into fiction writing. He has written 19 novels that have been inspired by his time as a Navy captain and an arms-control specialist in the Joint Chiefs of Staff.