COL Gregory K. Smith
Full Name
COL Gregory K. Smith
Job Title
Military Deputy to the Director
Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Data and Analysis Center (DAC)
Speaker Bio
Colonel Gregory K. Smith currently serves as the Military Deputy to the Director, of the Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Data and Analysis Center (DAC). The Center’s mission is to deliver objective analysis, experimentation and data across the entire life cycle to ensure readiness today and a more lethal future force tomorrow.

Colonel Greg Smith graduated in 1992 from the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Engineering Management / Electrical Engineering. He also holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Operations Research and Systems Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Greg’s military education includes the Field Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced Course, the Multiple Launched Rocket Cadre Course, the Combined Army Services Staff School, the Army Command and General Staff College, and the Joint Command Warfighter School.

From 2017 to 2019 Colonel Smith served as the Director of Army Acquisition Domain Functional Office (ADFO) within the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, Plans, Programs and Resources. Responsible for the functional requirements and resourcing strategy to establish a comprehensive acquisition data integration, standardization, visualization and analytics capability to enable senior leaders at the headquarters to monitor, assess, and respond to the health risks of programs. Prior to that, from 2015 to 2017, COL Smith served as an Operations Research and Systems Analyst (ORSA) for the Operations and Support Cost Analysis Division, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense. Prior to that, he was assigned to Programs, Analysis and Evaluation (PA&E) Directorate, Army G-8 where he served as the Equipping Branch Chief in the Acquisition Support Program Analysis Division from September 2012 to June 2015. Prior to that, he served as a Political-Military Analysis officer performing Strategic Wargames for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from July 2009 to September 2012. Greg spent thirteen months from June 2008 to July 2009 as the Chief ORSA for the Combined Joint Task Force Paladin (CIED) while serving in Afghanistan. His other ORSA assignments include Branch Chief for the Warfighting Analysis Division in the Force Development Directorate of the Army G8, and as Combat Operations Analyst (Logistics) as a member of Training and Doctrine Command Analysis Center (TRAC) at Fort Lee, Virginia. Prior to his ORSA assignments, Colonel Smith served as a Field Artillery Battery Commander and Current Operations Officer-Assistant S3 for the 2d Infantry Division, Division Artillery, Camps Stanley and Hovey, South Korea. He also served as the Battalion Adjutant, Battalion Plans and Operations Officer, Battery Operations Officer and Platoon Leader for the 5th Battalion, 3d Field Artillery Regiment, in Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

Colonel Greg Smith’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Korean Defense Medal, NATO Defense Medal, the OSD Identification Badge, Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, the Army Staff Identification Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and the Parachutist Badge.