Major General Tracy L. Smith was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps through the ROTC program at the University of Guam, where she was awarded a four-year Merit Scholarship and a two-year ROTC National Scholarship. She graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1987. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Troy State University, 2002, and a Master in Strategic Studies from the Army War College, 2007, Resident.
In addition to the AMEDD Basic and Advanced Courses, her military education includes the Army Personnel Officer’s Course; Army Force Management Course; Combined Arms Services Staff School; Command and General Staff College, the Army Management Staff College’s Sustaining Base Leadership Management Program and the Army War College.
Maj. Gen. Smith currently serves as the Commanding General for the 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support). Additionally, she was the Deputy Surgeon General for Readiness, Mobilization and Reserve Affairs, Office of The Surgeon General, U.S. Army. She was appointed to serve on two special task forces. She served as the Chief of Staff for the Air Defense Artillery Health of the Force Assessment. Following that assignment, she was selected to serve as the Chief of Staff, Army Support Team to the Naming Commission. Her assignment prior to that was as the Commanding General, 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support). She served as the Deputy Commanding General for Support, 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support), Salt Lake City, UT, and the Chief of Staff, Army Reserve Medical Command, Pinellas Park, FL. She was also the first Active Guard and Reserve (AGR) Commander of the 865th Combat Support Hospital, Utica, NY. She has an operations, human resources, and disaster management background and served in numerous leadership and staff positions. Her assignments include: Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Mobilization, Training and Readiness (G-3/5/7/Readiness), Army Reserve Medical Command (AR- MEDCOM). Deputy Chief of Staff for Force Development and Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel (Deputy G-1), AR-MEDCOM; Area Coordinator, Federal Coordinating Center, National Disaster Medical System, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA; Force Integration Officer, Western Region Medical Command, Fort Lewis, WA; Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel (Deputy G-1), Medical Operations Officer, Secretary of the General Staff and Adjutant, 3d Medical Command, Atlanta, GA; Operations Officer (S- 3), Assistant Operations (S-3)/Training Officer and Personnel Officer (S-1), 1984th U.S. Army Hospital, Honolulu, HI; Aide-de-Camp and Company Commander, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI; Chief, Officer Management, 9th Infantry Division HQ; Medical Operations Officer, 9th Infantry Division Surgeon’s Office; Executive Officer, A Co., 709th Main Support Battalion, 9th Infantry Division; Executive Officer and Ambulance Platoon Leader, A Co., 99th Forward Support Battalion, 9th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, WA.
Her awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (five Oak Leaf Clusters); Joint Service Commendation Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; Joint Meritorious Unit Award; German Armed Forces Military Proficiency Badge; and Expert Field Medical Badge. Humanitarian assistance operations and service campaigns respectively include the Montana Forest Fires, COVID Response, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Maj. Gen. Smith also led her units for Operation Bright Star, Egypt, and Task Force Kout Men, Haiti, and has been awarded the 9A Medical Proficiency Designator and the Order of Military Medical Merit.