About Smith Gospel Music

Career/Business Achievements: US Army (1972 – 1997), Retired as Sergeant Major (E9). Served over 25 years in the U. S. Army as the senior enlisted advisor to Fort Belvoir Adjutant General and Installation Commander;
Founder and president of Smith Gospel Music, Inc. (1998) and SGM Records (1999); producing local gospel artists and a myriad of independent albums;
Established and opened Atlanta Division 2004 of subsidiary Up There Records, Atlanta, Georgia. Creator, owner, and designer of Website: http://www.smithgospelmusic.com
Nominated and received award for Employee of the Quarter for Department of Homeland Security Office of Security Administrative Security Division for July 2005 and January 2006 from the Chief Security Officer;
Served as Senior Industrial Security Manager, Senior Staff at Lockheed Martin Systems Management for Department of Homeland Security Office of the Chief Security Officer, Administrative Security Division, Industrial Security Program Branch;
Currently serves as Acting Chief for Homeland Security Industrial Security Program Branch

Professional Affiliation:
Member of Broadcast Music Incorporation (BMI); SESAC; and Gospel Music Association (GMA);
United States Army NCO Museum (Lifetime Member);
Noncommissioned Officers Association (NCOA);
Association of the United States Army (AUSA); and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Extra-curricular activities: Writing music, mentoring and providing support when needed. Spending quality time with grandchildren.

Awards and Recognition: Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medals, Good Conduct Medals; Korean Service Medal, Overseas Ribbon and other service awards.

Talents and hobbies: Playing keyboards, piano, and recording music and writing compositions. Organizing, teaching, and instructing small choirs and groups from their beginnings; Traveling to Korea, Thailand, various states and other areas conducting Music Workshops.

Christian Achievements and Favorite Scripture:
Saved August 29, 1981; Ordained as Deacon Church of Deliverance 1983; Minister of the Gospel Received the Call in 1995 Lawton, Oklahoma; Ordination by Full Gospel Evangelistic Church (Apostolic) 1992; Assistant Pastor Church of God In Christ, Memorial Chapel, Yongsan Seoul, Korea (1992 – 1993); Associate Minister and Minister of Music, Fort Belvoir Chapel (1994 – 2003); and currently serving as Minister of Music, Dale City Christian Church, Dale City, Virginia.

Galatians 5: 1 Standfast in the liberty wherewith Christ has made you free and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

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