BIO-1SG BRUC D. SMITH 1SG Bruce D. Smith is a native of Chicago, Illinois. He enlisted in the United States Army on December 2, 1980 as a Military Intelligence Decoder (Cryptologist). He completed Basic Combat Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey. First Sergeant Smith has held every leadership position in the Army from Section Chief, Platoon Sergeant, Station Commander, Senior Army Liaison (Guidance Counselor) and First Sergeant. His assignments include: Fort Carson, Colorado; 8th PERSCOM, Korea; Fort Stewart, Georgia; Pentagon, Washington D. C.; NATO, Allied Forces Southern Europe, Naples Italy; ARPERCEN, St. Louis, Missouri; Mobile, Alabama; Montgomery, Alabama; and Chicago, Illinois. His awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct Medal (7th award), National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Non-Commissioned Officers Development Ribbon with numeral 4, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 2, and the Presidential Unit Citation with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster His military and civilian education include Basic Combat Training, Advanced Individual Training, Primary Leadership Development Non-Commissioned Officers Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officers Course, Advanced Non-Commissioned Officers Course, Equal Opportunity Course, Recruiter School, Station Commander Course, Guidance Counselor Course, First Sergeant Course. He received his undergraduate Degree from Western Illinois University, May 1980 in Business Administration with a minor in Sociology and has graduate work from Washington University, St. Louis Missouri.