LTC Kevin Smith
Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Smith was born in Seneca, South Carolina, and commissioned through ROTC after receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Wildlife Biology from Clemson University, Clemson SC.
His previous assignments include Company Command, 566th Area Support Medical Company, Fort Hood, Texas; Instructor, Officer Basic Course at the AMEDDC&S; Operations Officer, 232nd Medical Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Current Operations, Office of the Surgeon General; Intelligence Officer, 44th Medical Command, Baghdad, Iraq; Plans Officer/S3, 44th Medical Brigade, Fort Bragg, NC; Executive Officer, 261st Multifunctional Medical Battalion, Fort Bragg, NC and most recently Deputy Surgeon, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg/Kabul Afghanistan.
LTC Smith is a graduate of the Resident Intermediate Level Education, CAS3, AMEDD OAC, and AMEDD OBC. He holds a Master’s degree from Baylor University in Healthcare Administration.
His military awards include the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with Four Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Afghanistan Campaign Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and NATO Service Medal. He also holds the Parachute Badge, Air Assault Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, and Basic Recruiter Badge.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Yvette M. Kennedy
Command Sergeant Major Yvette M. Kennedy is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. She enlisted in the United States Army on 3 October 1990. She completed Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina. She went directly from there to Saudi Arabia where she was attached to Coscom 507th Group Ft. Bragg, North Carolina; She has been assigned to the 73rd, 558th, and 97th Transportation Companies Fort Eustis, Virginia where she served as a Food Service Specialist; 125th Signal Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii where she served as a food service supervisor. CSM Kennedy was selected for recruiting duty in 1997 after she completed the Army Recruiting School she was assigned to the Baltimore Recruiting Battalion Fort Meade, Maryland where she served as a basic recruiter, small station commander and limited station commander; Training Support Battalion Fort Jackson, South Carolina where she served as an instructor/writer and operations NCOIC; Columbia Recruiting Battalion Columbia, South Carolina where she served as Master Trainer, Operations NCOIC, Senior Guidance Counselor, and Company First Sergeant for the Florence Recruiting Company and Columbia Recruiting Company; and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy resident course, Class 65.
Command Sergeant Major Kennedy’s military education includes the Warrior Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Senior Leaders Course, United States Army First Sergeants Course, Army Recruiting Course, Station Commander Course, Basic Instructor Course, Guidance Counselor Course, the Master Resilient Training Course and the Sergeants Major Academy. SGM Kennedy has earned her Masters of Business Degree and a Master’s of Science Degree in Professional Counseling.
Her military awards and decorations include the Army Meritorious Service Medal(3rd award), Army Commendation Medal (2nd Award), Army Achievement Medal (9th Award), Army Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Southwest Asia Service Medal (1 Bronze Service Star), Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Ribbon (Numeral 4), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), Gold Recruiter Badge, and the Drivers/Mechanics Badge.