Reginald "Reggie" Smith, COL, USAF
National Security Affairs
Colonel Reginald "Reggie" R. Smith, U.S. Air Force, joined the NSA faculty in August 2008 and teaches the Leadership Concepts course. He is a 2011 distinguished graduate of the Naval War College with a Master's of National Security and Strategic Studies and additionally has a Master's degree in Aeronautical Science and Aviation Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has completed Squadron Officer's School, Air Command and Staff College, and Air War College programs in addition to mobility specialization through the USAF Air Mobility Operations Course. After deploying in 2012, Colonel Smith rejoined the staff in July 2013 following a successful tour in Kabul, Afghanistan as the Director of Operations for NATO Air Training Command where he worked directly with the Afghan Air Force leadership in the development of organic Afghan air power. Colonel Smith formerly was the Commander, 353d Combat Training Squadron Det 1 at Elmendorf AFB, AK where he stood up the new RED FLAG-Alaska major force combat employment training exercise involving over 5,000 war fighters annually. In addition, he has major command staff experience as the Tactical Airlift Branch Chief, Directorate of Operations, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, where he won the 2003 USAF Chief of Staff Team Excellence award. He is a command pilot and both Bronze Star and USAF Combat Action medal recipient with more than 4,400 flight hours including combat experience in Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM flying several variants of the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft. He is an avid general aviation pilot and enthusiast and active member of the Experimental Aircraft Association and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
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