CAPT Jason Smith – USCG

Coast Guard Chair

Captain Jason Smith, USCG, joined the NWC as a military faculty and Coast Guard Chair in July 2020.  He has served on the National Security Council, as Senior Policy Advisor in the Senate, and as Strategic Advisor and Communications Director for the Commandant of the Coast Guard. He a military aviator, he has led soldiers and sailors in the United States Coast Guard and in the U.S. Army during three combat deployments, nine afloat deployments, and in emergency response to several hurricanes - rescuing more than 200 lives. He has served at the operational and strategic level working with state, federal, tribal, and foreign governments. Captain Smith has a PhD from George Mason University, Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard, and a Master’s in International Relations from St. Mary’s University.