Chad Smith served 17 years in the United States Army as a Special Operations Combat Medic holding various positions of leadership in the 82nd Airborne Infantry Division, Joint Special Operations Command and the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade. Sergeant First Class (Ret) Smith held a Top-Secret/SCI clearance while providing direct support to tier one Special Mission Units during the most active war campaign in the history of our nation. SFC (R) Smith has five deployments overseas with three of those being active combat tours providing international security.
Chad is a well-rounded leader with a strong skillset to manage a wide spectrum of disciplines. He possesses a solid understanding of inter-agency relationships while assigned to a DOD Joint Command working with other government agencies both foreign and domestic. In addition to extensive Trauma Medicine training, Chad has also trained in Hostage Survival and Hand-to-Hand combat as well as High-Risk Personnel Protection including the U.S. Marshalls’ Evasive Driving course. While deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, Chad provided security for Allied High Value Targets in some of the most austere and violent places in the world.
While on active duty, Chad dedicated countless hours of personal time to coach, teach and mentor team members to excel beyond their perceived capabilities. Chad’s proven leadership enabled him to effectively lead teams of four to fifty soldiers into combat operations with precision and success. He served as Team Sergeant for a Civil Affairs Team-Alpha while deployed to Iraq in 2007 conducting humanitarian assistance during heavy combat operations. Chad is an outstanding crisis manager that performs under the most stressful conditions.