Mike Smith 1MSG (Ret) Michael Howard Smith
During his military career he received numerous decorations and awards. These being: Bronze Star for Valor, 1st Oak Leaf Cluster; Meritorious Service Medal, 1st Oak Leaf Cluster; Army Commendation with "V" device and 4 Oak Leaf Clusters; Good Conduct Medal 6th Award; National Defense Service Medal; Expeditionary Medal; Vietnam Campaign Medal with 10 campaigns; Vietnamese Honor Medal; Gallantry cross with 2 Silver Stars and 1 Bronze Star; Vietnamese Service Medal; Combat Infantry Badge; Master Parachutist Wings; Ranger Tab; Pathfinder Badge; Vietnamese Ranger Badge; German Parachute Wings.
Mike Smith 2Mike distinguished himself by exceptional meritorious service during 20 years or active military service. He served in key leadership position in both the Marine Corps and the Army during assignments within the United States, the Dominican Republic, Korea, Vietnam and Germany. As Operations Sergeant, Joint Exercise Division, Office, Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Headquarters Forces Command, be contributed greatly to the enhancement of the joint exercise program.
After retiring from the military he entered civilian life where he became active with the Boy Scouts of America. During his career with the Scouts he was the Scoutmaster of Troop 303 and the first Scoutmaster of Troop 36, an Explorer Advisor to Explorer Post 3033 for three and one-half years, Leave No Trace Instructor, Ranger Trek Coordinator, C.O.P.E. Instructor, Director on numerous Camp-o-Rees, Brotherhood member of Order of the Arrow Lodge 243 Mowogo, Yona-hi Chapter Advisor; Woodbadge, and an honored camper.
He earned these awards: Religious Award; Presidential Scoutmaster's Award of Merit; Scouter's Key; District A ward of Merit; Commissioner's Arrowhead Honor Award; Scout Leader's Training Award.
1958/1962 USMC, Honorable Discharge. 1962/1978 US Army, Retirement.
Had various assignments, duties in many different locations:
Re-Enlisted 1991 US Army Reserve as Master Sergeant E8. Casualty Assistance, Ft. Mead. Maryland.