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Frank Smith 

Captain (Retired) Smith graduated from Savannah State University in June 1976 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology.  He was also commissioned in June 1976 via Savannah State University’s Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) Program and was designated an Aeronautical Engineering Duty Officer in 1979.  He received a Master’s Degree in National Resource Strategy from the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy (formerly the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF)) in 1995 and graduated from the Defense Acquisition University Senior Acquisition Course Acquisition at Fort McNair in Washington, DC that same year.  He was later designated as a level-three certified member of the Department of Defense  Acquisition Professional Community where he provided oversight and negotiated contracting, acquisition and logistics support agreements with major commercial, government, and academic organizations nation-wide.


Operational tours include two tours onboard Aircraft Carrier USS John F. Kennedy in Norfolk, Virginia; Attack Squadron One Forty-Seven in Lemoore, California;  Aircraft Carrier USS Constellation in San Diego, California; Training Squadron Eighty-Six, Pensacola, Florida;  and  Aircraft Carrier USS Coral Sea in Norfolk, Virginia;

Captain Smith’s acquisition tours include the Navy Supply Corps School; the National Defense University in Washington, DC; Defense Acquisition University, Washington, DC; The Pentagon, Washington, DC; and the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (formerly Naval Air Maintenance Training Group Headquarters) onboard Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida.

His awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (three awards) Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Expeditionary Medal (two awards), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, NATO Medal, and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (Four awards).


He currently works as an Executive level Manager for Global Business Solutions, Inc. in Pensacola Florida as Director of Business Developmentand Vice President of United States Army and Navy Programs.  He manages significant Contracts supportingCyber Security, Training Solutions, Systems Integration, Virtual Engineering, and other Information Technology Support Services to Department of Defense Agencies and Commercial Corporations.  Also, he resides in Pensacola Florida where he supports the local community as Vice Chairman for the Florida Black Chamber of Commerce. 






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