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Lieutenant Colonel

Frank A. Smith

Commander, 229th Military Intelligence Battalion


LTC Frank A. Smith received a Regular Army commission as a Military Intelligence officer through Army ROTC at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Arizona in April 1992.  LTC Smith has served in a variety of tactical and operational assignments to include the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), 1st Armored Division, 66th Military Intelligence (MI) Brigade and the National Training Center.  Most recently he served as the Military Analyst to the Deputy to the Commanding General (DtCG), NTM-A/CSTC-A in Kabul, Afghanistan and DCO for Regional Support Command-North in Balkh Province, Afghanistan.  In addition to deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, LTC Smith deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Multinational Force and Observer mission in Sinai, Egypt and the United Nations Mission in Haiti.

LTC Smith’s military education includes the MI Officer Basic Course, Field Artillery Officer Advanced Course (now Captain’s Career Course), Command and General Staff Officer’s Course, and Advanced Military Studies Program (SAMS).  He has completed the Ranger Course, Airborne Course, Air Assault Course, and Long Range Surveillance Leaders’ Course.

His civilian education includes a Masters of Military Arts and Science in Theater Operations from the Command and General Staff College School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) and a Masters of Business Administration from Webster University.  LTC Smith also holds a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Studies from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

LTC Smith is accompanied by his wife, Kellie, and their three children.



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Lt. Col. Frank A. Smith


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