Towards the end of the current legislative session, Sen. Will Smith (D-20) will deploy to Afghanistan. I am sure many join me in thanking him for his service to our country and wishing him a safe and speedy return to his loved ones and to the General Assembly.
The following is the press release from Smith’s office:
Senator Smith, an Officer in the Naval Reserve, will deploy to Afghanistan in March
Silver Spring, MD, February 6, 2019 – State Senator William “Will” C. Smith, Jr., an Officer in the United States Navy Reserve, has received orders from the Pentagon to deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Resolute Support. Smith, who serves as the Vice Chair of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee and is Chair of the Senate Veterans Caucus, will report for duty on March 29, 2019. The Senator’s deployment comes toward the end of Maryland’s 439th legislative session.
Senator Smith, who is an attorney in private practice with a focus on national security law and employment discrimination, commissioned to be an Intelligence Officer through the Navy Reserve’s Direct Commission Officer Program and has received the National Defense Service Medal; the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; two Joint Meritorious Unit Awards; and a Joint Service Achievement Medal.
Senator Smith’s office will remain operational in his absence and his staff will be actively engaged in handling constituent matters for the residents of District 20.
Senator William C. Smith, Jr.
District 20, Silver Spring/Takoma Park