Posted by: arbeam | April 28, 2014

May 13 Luncheon Speaker Rdml Michael Smith, Commander Carrier Strike Group 3

Rdml Michael Smith

This month’s luncheon Speaker is Rear Admiral Michael Smith Commander Carrier Strike Group 3/John C. Stennis Strike Group.

Carrier Strike Group Three (CSG-3) is one of five U.S. Navy carrier strike groups currently assigned to the U.S. Pacific Fleet. The group traces its history to the establishment of Carrier Division 3 in 1940. The division operated off Korea and Vietnam. Group Three formed the core of the naval power during the initial phase of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001. On 18 December 2011, aircraft from Carrier Strike Group Three flew the final carrier-based air mission over Iraq, effectively ending U.S. naval support for Operation New Dawn.

Rear Adm. Smith is a 1983 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and his first division officer assignments were aboard the USS Texas (CGN 39). After earning a master’s degree from the Naval Postgraduate School, he reported as combat systems officer in the USS Leftwich (DD 984) where he participated in Operation Desert Storm. He was the last operational chief engineer on USS Bainbridge (CGN 25), served as a junior officer detailer in the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington D.C., and was executive officer on USS Chosin (CG 65).

In July 2000, he reported as commanding officer in USS Porter (DDG 78) after which he served in the Chief of Naval Operations Warfare Assessment Division (N70) and served as the executive assistant to the Director of Surface Warfare (N76). Smith served as commander, Destroyer Squadron 23 and as the Sea Combat commander for the Nimitz Strike Group.

Doors open at 11 am and the program begins at 11:45 at the Bangor Conference Center Trident Ball Room


  • Please call Evergreen Transfer & Storage at 360 674-2762 for your lunch registration.
  • Please call at your earliest convenience.
  • Cut off for reservations is May 6
  • Please give your name as it appears on your driver’s license. Spell your name to help make certain that it will be correct on the gate access sheet.





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