Mayor's Technology Summit:
Homeland Security, Safety and Economic Development
Randy R. Smith
Retired Lt. Col. Department of Defense
Critical Infrastructure Assurance Branch, Security Division
Plans, Policy and Operations, USMC
Retiring recently from the United States Marine Corps after 25 years of active service, Randy Smith has served in a variety of high-level security and law enforcement positions.
His military career included numerous tours of duty on both coasts and overseas, a deployment to the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm, and a tour as the Head of Security for the President's Helicopter Squadron. Smith is also a graduate of the 159th Session of the FBI National Academy at Quantico, Va.
After obtaining a master's degree from the Naval War College in Newport, RI, Smith reported to the Headquarters of the Marine Corps where he ran the law enforcement and antiterrorism programs and then was responsible for establishing the new critical infrastructure protection program for the Marine Corps.
He is a graduate of California State University and his personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (2nd Award), Navy Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, and the Presidential Service Badge.