Craig Charles Smith
Colonel Craig Charles Smith commissioned as a Signal Officer upon graduation from Infantry Officer Candidate School Class 03-96 at Fort Benning, Georgia on 30 May, 1996. His first duty assignment was as a Platoon Leader, Company A, 82nd Signal Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
His subsequent duty assignments include: Battalion Adjutant and Division Radio Officer, 82nd Signal Battalion, 82nd Airborne, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Assistant Operations Officer for 304th Signal Battalion, Republic of Korea; Battalion Logistics Officer, 112th Signal Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Commander, Company A, 112th Signal Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Field Grade Assignment Officer, United States Army Human Resources Command, Alexandria, Virginia; J63 Operations Officer, Executive Officer, and J6, United States Army Special Operations Command, MacDill Airforce Base, Florida; Commander, 112th Signal Battalion, 528th Sustainment Brigade, Fort Brag, North Carolina; and Director, Executive Communications to Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He is currently serving as the Commander, 516th Signal Brigade, 311th Signal Command, Fort Shafter, Hawaii.
His military education consists of: Jungle Warfare School; Airborne School; Jumpmaster Course; Free Fall Parachute School; Officer Candidate School; Signal Officer Basic Course; Signal Officer Advanced Course; Combined Arms Service Staff School; Survival, Escape, Resistance, Evasion School; United States Naval War College; and the United States Army National War College.
His highest military awards and decorations include: Defense Superior Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal (2nd Award), Meritorious Service Medal (7th Award), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award), Army Achievement Medal (11th Award), and the Combat Infantryman Badge.