Commander Robb D. Smith
About Robb D. Smith
Robb D Smith was elected in June of 2018 as the 99th Department Commander of The American Legion, Department of Colorado.
He enlisted in the US Army as an Army Engineer in 1983 where he served until 1995 when he transferred into the US Army Reserves to complete his career. His Army assignments took him to Germany, North Carolina, Missouri, Virginia, Georgia, Utah, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, with major operations in construction missions in South Korea, Mexican border wall construction and multiple building projects in several states. During his career, he served as a Pershing Missile Crew member, Carpentry and Masonry Specialist, Cartographer, US Army Recruiter, Construction Supervisor, Construction Inspector and Company First Sergeant. He retired in 2005.
While an active-duty service member, he joined Wilmore-Richter, Post 161 in Arvada, Co., in 1994. He transferred his American Legion membership to Post 15, and later 2000, Loveland, Co., when he moved to Loveland after leaving active duty. He currently works at Woodward Inc. as a Technical Writer and Emergency Responder.
“I believe America is the greatest nation this world has ever hosted. I bleed Red, White and Blue! My love for this beautiful state of Colorado, where I was born and raised. Its beauty and diversity of climate and scenery makes it a paradise on earth.”
An American Legion Paid Up For Life member, he served in multiple offices including Post Commander from 2007-2009 and District Commander in 2010. He has served on multiple committees including Resolutions, Finance, Chairman fof the Foreign Relations and National Security committee, Legion Riders committee, Past Commanders Club and Membership Committee. He served as department Sergeant-at-Arms, Junior Vice commander for 6 years, Senior Vice Commander, before being elected as Commander. He graduated from The American Legion National College in 2006 and is a Gold Brigade awardee.
“mine not only challenged me, but rewarded me with a career of good and bad memories that scared, as well as lifted my soul. I served in 8 countries and 15 States. Served in 2 wars, a decade apart. I was taught by brave leaders to become a motivated, focused and dedicated part of a team willing to give everything for the cause bigger than myself and to lead from the front. I served with the greatest men and women this nation has ever made.”
While serving in the United States Army, he earned the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf cluster, Army Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Army Good Conduct Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters, a National Defense Service Medal with a bronze star, the Southwest Asia Service Medal with two Campaign Stars, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M-Device and Bronze Hourglass, the NCO Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 3, the Army Service Medal, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Army Reserves Component Overseas Training Ribbon, the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) and Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait).
Other awards include the Basic Parachutist Badge, Driver Badge, Army Recruiter Badge and the Army Engineer Assn., Bronze order of the DeFleury Medal. Permanent unit awards include the Army Superior Unit and Meritorious Unit Awards. He is authorized to wear both the 20th Airborne Engineer Brigade and 4th Infantry Division combat patches.
He resides in Loveland Co., with his wife, Alexis. They have one daughter, Rebecca, and two sons, Andrew and Ryan.
“Now I am a Proud Retired Soldier and I feel the need to pay back for all my Blessings while I continue to serve as a Legionnaire. My Legion Family has replaced my Army Family. I will pay back my country and work side by side with my Brothers and Sisters to fulfill the 4 Pillars of Service.”
“I will never go quietly, as I proclaim Loud and Proud, I am an American, a Soldier and a Legionnaire!…HOOAH!”