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Brigadier General Hopper T. Smith
Assistant Adjutant General, Oklahoma Army National Guard

BG Hopper T. Smith

Brigadier General Hopper T. Smith graduated from Tulsa Memorial High School in 1980 and enlisted as an infantryman in C Co, 1-179, 45th Infantry Brigade in Bartlesville, OK in 1981. He attended Oklahoma State University (BS Geology) and was commissioned through ROTC in 1983 as an Infantry officer. He was assigned back to the 1-179 Infantry, where he served as Rifle Platoon Leader, Mortar Platoon Leader, Battalion Support Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer and Rifle Company Commander. While in the 1-179 he served as Battalion Intelligence Officer, then moved to 45th Brigade staff as the Assistant Intelligence Officer, Intelligence Plans Officer, and Brigade Intelligence Officer. He then moved back to the 1-179 Infantry as the Battalion Operations Officer and finally, the Battalion Commander.

As Battalion Commander, then LTC Smith was mobilized with the 45th Infantry Brigade in 2003 to deploy to Afghanistan, and his battalion leadership was reconfigured as the 1st Embedded Training Team under Task Force Phoenix and assigned as Combat Advisors to 1st Brigade, Afghan National Army. Upon return, BG Smith was assigned to Joint Forces Headquarters and received an appointment to the Joint Military Intelligence College, where he earned an additional functional area as FA-34, Strategic Intelligence Officer. BG Smith later took command of the 189th Regiment (RTI) and received an appointment to the U.S. Army War College. BG Smith then moved back to Joint Forces Headquarters as the State Director of Public Affairs as he completed the War College. In 2011, BG Smith was again mobilized to serve as a Combat Advisor to the Afghan National Army in conjunction with the mobilization of the 45th Infantry Brigade. His Stability Transition Team was assigned to 201st Corps, Afghan National Army in Forward Operating Base Gamberi and operated throughout the 7 provinces of eastern Afghanistan. BG Smith returned in May 2012 and now serves as the Assistant Adjutant General, Army, Oklahoma Army National Guard.

 
EDUCATION    

Oklahoma State University
Infantry Officer Basic Course
Infantry Officer Advanced Course
Military Intelligence Officer Transition Course
Command and General Staff College
Joint Military Intelligence College
Army War College

 
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Bronze Star (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Meritorious Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver and 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with 2 Bronze Service Stars)
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Gold Hourglass and M Device)
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon (with numeral 2)
Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon
NATO Medal
Combat Infantry Badge
Basic Airborne Badge
Air Assault Badge
 
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant    
First Lieutenant    
Captain    
Major    
Lieutenant Colonel    
Colonel    
Brigadier General    
(Current as of December 2012)    
 
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