Smith, Chris

Lieutenant Colonel Chris Smith began his military career in the 1990s with the Regular Army, then pursued a civilian career while also joining the Illinois Army National Guard. In 2006 he deployed to Iraq with an Advisory Team working with the Iraqi Federal Police, first in Sadr City and then Al Dora—both neighborhoods in metropolitan Iraq.  He returned to Iraq for a second tour, this time as a strategic planner during the draw-down of American forces there.