Rear Adm. Greg Smith

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Rear Adm. Greg Smith, Photo: navy.mil

Rear Adm. Greg Smith is the deputy chief of staff for communication for U.S. and NATO International Security Assistance Forces in Afghanistan, a position he has held since 2009.

Smith is responsible for all communication activities in theater, including public affairs, military information support operations and traditional communication. He was promoted to rear admiral upper half following assignment to his current position.

Previously, Smith was communication director for United States Central Command. And 2007 to 2008, he served as principal spokesman and chief of public affairs for Multi-National Forces in Iraq during the troop surge there.

Smith was selected as a flag officer in May 2006, when he was serving as special assistant for public affairs to the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

He has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star Medal, among others.

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