Tracy D. Smith, joined the Ted Stevens Center on 31 October 2022. Prior to coming to the Ted Stevens Center, she served as the Assistant Adjutant General for Air and the Commander of the Alaska Air National Guard and remains serving in the Air National Guard as Special Assistant to the Director, Air National Guard. She holds a Master of Science Degree in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University’s Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the United States Air Force Academy. Brigadier General Smith entered the United States Air Force in 1986 as a Medical Service Specialist and she received her commission from the United States Air Force Academy in 1994. After her commission, she served at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, at the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado and at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. In 2001, she joined the Air Force Reserves and served as the 939th Rescue Wing in Portland before transitioning to the Alaska Air National Guard in 2004. While a traditional Guardsmen, she also worked as an Exercise Physiologist in Cardiac Rehabilitation at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. In 2010, she transitioned to serving at the Air National Guard Headquarters, serving in various roles in manpower, recruiting, as an analyst for the National Commission for the Structure of the Air Force, in the Total Force Integration Office, and as the Executive Officer for the Director, Air National Guard. Brigadier General Smith previously served at the squadron, group, wing, state, and national headquarters level. Prior to returning to Alaska, she served as the Director for Integration, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Integration in the Office of Military and Reserve Affairs.
She was born in Pennsylvania, and currently resides in Anchorage.