Leon I. Smith

SMITH,LEON
Leon I. Smith

Leon I. Smith

Leon Ivan Smith IV was commissioned an Armor Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 1-83, 18 March 1983. His first duty assignment was as Scout Platoon Leader 1/11 ACR Fulda, Germany. His subsequent duty assignments include: Tank Platoon Leader 1/11 Armored Cavalry Regiment Fulda, Germany; Tank Company Executive Officer, 1/11 Armored Cavalry Regiment Fulda, Germany; Tank Company Commander 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado; Battalion S3 Air 4th Infantry Division Fort Carson, Colorado; Tactics Instructor Writer, TRADOC, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; 3rd Army Liaison ARCENT, Operation Desert Shield/Storm, Saudi Arabia and Iraq; Resident Training Team Leader, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas; Joint Exercise Planner, USAREUR Headquarters Heidelberg, Germany; Executive Officer, Chief of Staff, USAREUR Headquarters, TASZAR, Hungary; Tank Battalion Executive Officer, 1st Armored Division, Bosnia, B-H and Friedberg, Germany; Budget Analyst USAREUR Headquarters, Heidelberg, Germany; Budget Team Chief DCSOPS, Headquarters DA, The Pentagon; Washington, D.C.; Defense Force Cost Analyst, CJCS J8, Washington, D.C., Program Analyst DCSPRO G8,The Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Combined-Joint Comptroller (CJ8), CFC-A, Kabul, Afghanistan; Director, Acquisition Costing, OASA (FM&C), The Pentagon, D.C.; Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, Financial Information & Management.| His military awards and decorations include; the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Achievement Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint Meritorious Unit Award w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Superior Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal w/ 2 Service Stars, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon w/ two Bronze Stars, NATO Medal, Saudi Arabia Kuwait Liberation Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Parachute Badge, Army Staff Identification Badge, and the Joint Staff Identification Badge.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Bronze Star Medal

  • Year Inducted

    2009

  • Branch Of Service

    Armor

  • HF ID #

    HF_02490