"A Military Expert"
— USA Today
Military analyst W. Thomas Smith Jr. is an internationally recognized expert in national defense issues; primarily special operations, counterterrorism, amphibious operations and ground combat. His work has appeared in The New York Post, U.S. News & World Report, Human Events, BusinessWeek, Marine Corps Times, S.W.A.T. magazine, BLACK BELT, and many others. Smith has been awarded nine times for counterterrorism activities, and he has been honored on four separate occasions by four different recipients of the Medal of Honor.
A formerly deployed U.S. Marine rifle-squad (infantry) leader, counterterrorism instructor, special weapons and tactics team (SWAT) officer in the nuclear industry, and retired Col. (O-6) in the S.C. Military Dept.; Smith is a technical consultant for films which have aired on The Military Channel. He is an author; a New York Times bestselling editor; columnist; founding partner of NATIONAL DEFENSE CONSULTANTS, LLC; national director of the U.S. Counterterrorism Advisory Team; former national security advisor for presidential candidate Rick Santorum, former advisor to the S.C. Governor’s Military Base Task Force, and a special deputy with the Richland County (S.C.) Sheriff's Dept. A veteran war correspondent, Smith has covered conflict in the Balkans and throughout the Middle East.
Smith is the founding director of ALWAYS FAITHFUL OUTREACH, a Christian ministry reaching out to the homeless and others in need.
"W. Thomas Smith Jr. is one of the nation's premier counterterrorism and special operations experts."
— Medal of Honor recipient John Baker
"A military analyst with expertise in special operations and amphibious and ground warfare."
— The State newspaper
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