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.