Hyrum W. Smith
Captain Hyrum W. Smith was commissioned an Artillery Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 1-67 (Fort Sill), 17 December 1966. His first duty assignment was as a Platoon Leader with Battery A, 4th Battalion, 41st Artillery, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Commander, Headquarters Battery, 56th Artillery Group, Germany. | His military education includes: Pershing Missile Officer Course, Preventive Maintenance Course. | His military awards include: Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal. | Captain Smith's civilian service includes: The Department of the Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, Co-founder of The Galileo Initiative, Founder of the Franklin Quest Company, and creator of the Franklin Planner. He has been inducted into the Honorable Order of St. Barbara and the Artillery OCS Hall of Fame, financed the Tuacahn non-profit arts and education center, and served as President of the Board of Trustees for the Command and General Staff College Foundation. Under his leadership at the Command and General Staff College Foundation, the size of the endowment was dramatically increased. Captain Smith also chaired the capital campaign for Brigham Young University, securing over $450 million in endowments. In addition, Captain Smith has become an internationally recognized motivational and leadership speaker.