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LTC Daniel R. Smith

Director, Leader Development Science
Assistant Professor

Phone: 845.938.5024

LTC Dan Smith is an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science and Leadership at the United States Military Academy. He graduated from the USMA in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environemental Engineering. He holds Master of Science degrees in Construction Managment and Engineering Psychology, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology. LTC Smith’s military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, and the United States Army Command and General Staff College.

LTC Smith has served in a variety of command and staff assignments both in the continental United States and overseas. He served with the 17th and 299th Engineer Battalions at Fort Hood, Texas; the 3rd Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; and the 101st Division Special Troops Battalion (Task Force Gladiator) of the 101st Airborne Division in Parwan and Kapisa Provinces, Afghanistan. LTC Smith commanded Bravo Company, 3-10 Infantry at Fort Leonard Wood and served as Battalion Executive Officer in Afghanistan. He taught Combat Engineering and Tactics at the US Army Engineer School from 1998-2001, Experimental Psychology and Biomechanics in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at the United States Military Academy from 2003-2006 and returned to the department as the director of the Leader Development Sciences Major in 2012.

Smith volunteers as an Officer Representative supporting both the Army Football Team and West Point's Combat Weapons Team.

Military Leadership
Experimental Psychology
Leaders in Action