Skip Schuyler is an agent with the U.S. Army Intelligence.
He apparently has been an operative for some time as evidenced by an old friend (character Ian Murray - see the general information in the Comic Section) describing Schuyler to his new wife as the "ace man in the U.S. Intelligence Service. He's cracked more spy rings than the rest of the department put together." How Murray knew that having been overseas for the last few years is unknown.
For all his obvious abilities in the cloak and dagger world, he is still just a lieutenant. It could be he is so good his bosses do not want to promote him for fear of losing him or he could be turning down promotions to stay in the field. Neither is very likely.
We know very little about the young officer for he is definitely not that old despite the plaudits about his achievements. He is decidedly tenacious and he is certainly resourceful. He needs to bug a room of an enemy agent before such easedropping devices were invented so he hides a dictaphone behind a radiator. It captures two spies discussing their plans and he is ready to pounce.
Athletic, which is not surprising considering his profession. He had had aspirations for a life in professional sports after his stint in the Service but during his West Point days he was involved in a yearly Army-Navy football game when he threw a block that allowed the winning touchdown but also wrenched his shoulder so bad there was no hope of a career. So he stayed with the military and made a pretty good life there.
Physically, Schuyler is slightly above average height, good physique, handsome with blond hair brushed back in a subdued pompadour.
He is good in a fist fight and not bad with a pistol. He can also fly several types of aircraft with great skill.