Esmond D. Smith
Born: October 30, 1940
Died: October 12, 2019
Lived in Portsmouth for 34 years
Esmond D. Smith
Commendations: See details
Lebanon/Grenada, Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Just Cause, Vietnam War,
- US Navy
Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal With 2 Gold Stars; Joint Services Commendation Medal; Navy Commendation Medal; Navy Achievement Medal; National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star; Vietnam Service Medal; Republic of China Naval Merit Medal; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Stars.
Last Duty Station: Naval War College, Newport RI.
Captain Smith graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1963, joined the Navy and was commissioned an Ensign at Navy Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI in 1964. After tours on two Ocean Minesweepers, which included several Market Time Patrols off the coast of Vietnam, he was transferred to the headquarters of CINCUSNAVEUR in London where he became a Naval Intelligence officer. Subsequent tours of duty included Assistant Naval Attaché in Taiwan, and Executive Assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence in Washington. He attended the senior class of the Naval Intelligence in Washington. He attended the senior class of the Naval War College in Newport in 1982 and spent the next two years in the College’s War Gaming Center, before being selected for command of the Fleet Ocean Surveillance Information Facility (FOSIF), Western Pacific, in Kamiseya, Japan. He finished his Navy career as the Edward Layton intelligence chair at the Navy War College in Newport, RI.