Lt. Gen. Leslie C. Smith
Lieutenant General, US Army
Lt. Gen. Smith is an alumnus of the Warren Boys Club, part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. The Club played an important role in the young man's development. It's where he learned to play basketball, how to swim, and acquired life skills that directly impacted his long-term success. He graduated from Georgia Southern University as a distinguished military graduate with a bachelor's degree in accounting, and commissioned a Lieutenant by the United States Army. His military education includes Airborne School, Command and General Staff College, and the National War College. He also holds master's degrees from Central Michigan University in Administration and National Defense University in National Security Strategy. An active supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs, Lt. Gen. Smith frequently visits Clubs to speak to young people about leadership skills and community service. Earlier this year, he was promoted to the rank of three-star lieutenant general.