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Major Donald W. Smith

U. S. Army Retired

Service to Country
Award Recipient

Meet Major Donald W. Smith

Major Donald W. Smith, (US Army Retired), is also a twenty-year veteran of the United States Capitol Police.

At the US. Capitol, He served as a member of the elite First Responder Unit, charged with the protection of Congress, at times the President of the United States, Supreme Court, and Foreign Dignitaries.

Additional service included active duty and reserves as an Army Cavalry Officer, retiring honorably with the rank of Major.

During his time in the Army, he held several key leadership positions including Platoon, Company and Detachment Commander and Battalion Operations Officer, in the United States and Overseas.

Major Smith's vast career has also included distinguished service as a Correctional Officer in Maryland, Sheriff and Court Officer in New Hampshire and Veterans Coordinator at Lone Star College in Texas.

He is a product of the Baltimore City Public School System, and proud alumnus of the "National Treasure," Morgan State University, where he earned his undergraduate degree, in U.S. History.

During his studies he was awarded the distinction of earning a full R.O.T.C.  Scholarship, and served as Training Officer for the Ranger Company, Executive Officer for Alpha Company, and member of the Morgan State University Rifle Team.

Major Smith is a qualified Paratrooper and graduate of the Basic and Advance Armor Officer’s Course, and The Command and General’s Staff College.

Community Service is extremely important to Major Smith. He actively served as Past Master of Mount Olive Lodge #25 Prince Hall Affiliated, 32nd Degree Master Mason, Jerusalem Temple #4 Prince Hall Shriners, African American Patriots Consortium and member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

He describes his best and most important accomplishment as being married for 39 years to his wife and best friend, Alicia B. Harvey-Smith, Ph.D.

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