On June 11, 2012 Brigadier General Smith became responsible for integrating strategic human resources policy with operational requirements to improve and sustain long-term personal readiness across the Army Reserve as the Director of Human Capital Core Enterprise. She is the first openly gay general. She and her spouse are avid volunteers for military family support events in the metro DC area. From December 2010 to October 2011 Brig. Gen. Smith served as the chief of the Army Reserve affairs. From October 2011 to June 2012, she served as the Chief of Army Reserve.
Brig. Gen. Smith graduated from the University of Oregon in 1986 and was commissioned as a Second lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps. She has served in a variety of logistics, operations, training, and personnel assignments, including initial entry training/basic combat training units, and the Department of Army Staff. In 2010 she deployed in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM where she served as the Chief, Army Reserve Affairs. Prior to this assignment, she served as Chief, General Officer management Office and Director, Senior Leader Development Office for the Army Reserve.
Legion of Merit Medal
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medals, Two Oak Leaf Clusters
Army Commendation Medals (four oak leaf clusters)
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Combat Action Badge
Senior Parachutist Badge
Parachute Rigger Badge
Army Staff Badge