Edwin P. Smith
Lieutenant General Edwin
P. Smith commanded the U.S. Army, Pacific from October 1998
to his retirement in November 2002. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1967
and went on to earn two graduate degrees. He earned a Master of Arts in English from the University
of Kentucky and a Master of Business Administration from Long Island University.
Smith is also a graduate of the Canadian National Defense College.
Smith served one tour in
Vietnam during 1968 as an infantry platoon leader.
Promoted to Brigadier General in 1993, Smith's major command prior to USARPAC
was as Commanding General of the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force in Vicenza, Italy.
Other major duty assignments were as Deputy for Readiness for the U.S. Pacific Command from 1991-1993.
He then served as Executive Officer to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe, in Belgium,
followed by a tour as Assistant Division Commander for the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg.
As a Lt. Colonel, Edwin
P. Smith commanded the 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry from
as part of the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, CO.
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