A decorated Iraq War Veteran, Rob Smith served for five years in the United States Army, including two tours in the Middle East. During Operation Iraqi Freedom he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal and the Combat Infantry Badge.
An activist in the movement to repeal the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ law which barred open service by gay and lesbian soldiers, he was the subject of a 2018 Daily Mail profile in which he ‘came out’ as a conservative in response to the ‘outrage culture’ of the left.
As a political commentator, he has been seen on Fox News, NBC News, CNN, HLN, and more. He has spoken about politics and current events at Yale University, Google, Deutsche Bank, Vanderbilt University, and dozens of other colleges, universities, and companies across America.
Based in Florida, Rob Smith is a Turning Point USA Contributor, and promotes TPUSA’s values of fiscal responsibility, free markets, and limited government daily. He holds a Master’s Degree from Columbia University.