Michael Smith, MS | Executive Vice President, U.S. Clinical Services

Michael serves as the Executive Vice President, COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination for AMI Expeditionary Healthcare. He manages teams of clinicians and support personnel delivering COVID-19 testing and vaccinations across the U.S. and internationally.

Previously he was a senior director at PAE where he was the operational lead for PAE’s COVID-19 response since February 2020. He led efforts to establish the Atlanta alternate care site (ACS) in the Georgia World Congress Center and provide COVID-19 response support for the Navajo Nation. Concurrently he managed the Expeditionary Support and Stabilization (ES&S) business area in PAE with over 900 employees deployed in 55 countries throughout Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia providing mission support to six major Departments of State capacity building and national security programs.

Since 2012 Michael has held senior roles in operations and business development at PAE, as well as serving as program manager for the Global Antiterrorism Assistance (GATA) program. From 2014 to 2015 he was PAE’s country manager for the Clinical and Non-Clinical Management of Ebola Treatment Units (CNMETU) project for USAID in Liberia.

Before working for PAE, Michael was the CEO of Providence Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) a subsidiary of Providence Holdings Group, an environmental and engineering firm based in Baton Rouge, LA. CIP designed and installed complex physical security systems for the petrochemical industry throughout the U.S.

Michael has over 22 years of working in the government and as a government contractor. He has served at senior levels within the Department of Defense and Department of State in Iraq developing special operations capacities within the Iraqi Police Service and units protecting Iraqi political figures. After 9/11 he worked as a contractor in the Department of State’s Office of Counterterrorism advising on policy and budgetary issues and overseeing and developing training for counterterrorism teams worldwide in the Antiterrorism Assistance Program. While at the Department of State, Michael assisted in the development of major capacity building programs in Colombia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Indonesia. He played a key role in the creation of the Afghan Presidential Protective Service from 2002 to 2003.

Michael retired from the U.S. Army Reserve after 29 years of combined active and reserve component service. Most of this time was spent in special operations forces with multiple overseas deployments in Central America, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Michael has a Master’s degree from Colombia University in Journalism and a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University in Russian language and a certificate in Russian area studies.


The AMI Vaccination program is adaptable, flexible, scalable and can be quickly implemented across large geographic areas. Given our service to states, sovereign governments, the private sector and international organizations AMI is arguably the globe’s leading private sector provider of comprehensive vaccine efforts. AMI has a modular approach to vaccination clinic set up consisting of community-based, drive-thru and mobile clinics.

  • Independent or embedded staff to deliver testing and vaccinations as desired
  • Robust documentation and reporting
  • Complete procurement, cold chain transport and compliance solutions

Surgical Services

AMI has the capability to provide a range of surgical services in mobile facilities or using existing infrastructure. Surgical specialty services are available but the focus is Damage Control Surgery (DCS) and Damage Control Resuscitation (DCR).

  • Forward Surgical Teams: independent fixed facility or mobile emergency surgical units to save life, limb, and eyesight
  • Surgical teams to augment existing capabilities and support or relieve the existing surgical workforce
  • Mass casualty support

Refugee Health Services

AMI is dedicated to addressing the full-spectrum of healthcare needs for displaced people by augmenting the existing healthcare workforce or independently providing:

  • Infectious Disease Screenings, including COVID-19, HIV and TB
  • Mental Health Wellness and Counseling
  • Vaccination updates as well as per host country requirements
  • Preventative Care 
  • Medical examinations, including tracking and monitoring physical health
  • Medical History Review
  • Lab Services as well as augmenting existing on-site lab skills & equipment

Emergency Medical Services

AMI provides medical solutions and services to some of the most remote and challenging environments in the world. To date, the company has delivered healthcare solutions to over 140 clinical settings on 5 continents involving in excess of 10,000 providers.

  • Comprehensive solutions involving governance, personnel, facilities and supplies based on desired healthcare outcomes
  • First responder systems and fully staffed ambulance services
  • Aeromedical evacuation via AMI’s own fleet or established network
  • AMI has provided medical support in conflict areas by delivering 3 trauma and maternity hospitals in an area of heightened conflict