LTC Blake Smith

Commander

Lieutenant Colonel Blake Smith assumed duties as commander of the Army Field Support Battalion-Benelux in June 2022.

A native of North Carolina, LTC Smith graduated from Wake Forest University in 2004 and commissioned as a quartermaster officer.

LTC Wilson has served in a variety of troop assignments. From 2004-2006, he served as a platoon leader and company executive officer in the 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, deploying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. From 2007-2010, he served as a logistics officer and the Airborne Service Detachment commander, deploying twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with the 4th Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Fort Campbell.

Upon graduation from the Logistics Captains Career Course in 2010, LTC Smith commanded Delta Forward Support Company, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. From 2011 to 2019, he was assigned to Joint Special Operations Command (Fort Bragg) and other Special Operations assignments where he served as Logistics Detachment commander, aide de camp, Headquarters and Headquarters Company commander, Support Troop commander, Support Operations officer and G4 (Logistics) director. During this time he deployed multiple times to various locations in the Middle East and Africa. LTC Smith previously served as the professor of military science at University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

LTC Smith holds a Master of Arts in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Wake Forest University.

His awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal. He has earned the Senior Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the Pathfinder Badge, and the Rigger Badge.

LTC Smith is married and has four children.