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3875 Holman Street RM 28
Houston, TX 77204-6014
Phone: (713) 743-3875
Fax: (713) 743-3885
armyrotc@uh.edu

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Meet the Cadre

LTC Michael J. Smith

LTC Smith

Professor of Military Science
Battalion Commander
3875 Holman St. Rm 28
Houston, TX 77204-6014
Phone: 713-743-3875
mjsmit22@central.uh.edu

Lieutenant Colonel Smith was born in Oklahoma City, OK and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Transportation Corps upon graduation from Old Dominion University in May 1993.

In his 19- year career, he has served as a Platoon Leader, Company Commander, various staff positions from Battalion, Brigade, and Division level commands, and as a senior advisor to the Afghanistan National Police. His assignments included the 4th Infantry Division, 1st Infantry Division (Big Red One), 1st Cavalry Division, and the NATO Training Mission Afghanistan. He has served in several stateside locations including, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Virginia, and his overseas assignments include Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey, Kosovo, Bosnia, Croatia, Hungary, and Germany.

His awards and decorations include three Bronze Star Medals, seven Meritorious Service Medals, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, six Army Achievement Medals, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, two National Defense Service Medals, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal with one bronze star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one bronze campaign star, Iraq Campaign Medal with four bronze campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon 5th award, four NATO Medals, Combat Action Badge, and Parachutist Badge.