TechNet Indo-Pacific 2022 Supporting Partner Opportunities

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COL Charles D. (Dean) Smith, USA

Brigade Commander
22d Corps Signal Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA


Colonel Charles D. (Dean) Smith was born in Kentwood, Louisiana. After enlisting in the Louisiana Army National Guard and attending Basic Training, he served with the 205th Engineer Battalion (Combat Heavy) as a 92A PLL Clerk. He enrolled in the Simultaneous Membership Program with the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army Signal Corps in 1996. His military education includes the Signal Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, NATO Staff Officer’s course, Command and General Staff Officer’s Course, and the Joint Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence Staff Officers Course. He holds a Masters of Military Arts and Science from the Command and General Staff College and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.

Colonel Smith’s first assignment was Platoon Leader, 229th Tactical Satellite Company, 307th Signal Battalion, Camp Carroll, Korea. He then served in 86th Signal Battalion at Fort Huachuca, Arizona as the Battalion Automations Officer, Battalion Assistant S3, A Company Executive Officer (XO), and Battalion S1. In 1999 he deployed to East Timor on OPERATION STABILISE providing Humanitarian Assistance to the people of East Timor, Indonesia. During his next assignment, Colonel Smith served with NATO’s Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps in Monchengladbach, Germany as the Corps G6 Operations Officer/Frequency Manager. He then served in 22d Signal Brigade as the Rear Detachment Brigade S3, Brigade Operations Officer, and later Commanded the Brigade Headquarters and Headquarters Company. As the company commander, he deployed HHC, 22d Signal Brigade to Iraq on OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. While serving next as the Division Signal Planner for 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) he deployed to Afghanistan on OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM as the Combine/Joint Task Force-101 Communications Plans Officer. Colonel Smith thenserved as the Battalion Operations Officer (S3) and Battalion Executive Officer (XO) for 59th Signal Battalion, Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska. Next, he served as a Communications and Information Services Project Manager for NATO’s Supreme Allied Command Transformation (ACT) in Norfolk, Virginia. While serving as the Assistant Chief of Staff, G6, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, he deployed to Iraq as the Director of Combined/Joint Communications (CJ6) for the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command during OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE. He then served with 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, Wiesbaden Germany, as the Deputy Brigade Commander/Executive Officer. Upon assignment to U.S. Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM), Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, he served as the Executive Officer to the Commanding General. His most recent assignment was CECOM Chief of Staff.

Colonel Smith’s awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal (2nd Award), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (3rd Award), Meritorious Service Medal (5th Award), Army Commendation Medal (2nd Award), Joint Service Achievement Medal (3rd Award), Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award (4th Award), Meritorious Unit Citation (2nd Award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 Star), Iraq Campaign Medal (3 Stars), Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon (2 Stars), Overseas Service Ribbon (7th Award), and the NATO Medal. He is also a recipient of the Signal Corps Regimental Association’s Bronze Order of Mercury.

He is married to Eran Smith and they have three children.


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