After a full career in the U.S. Army, retiring as a Brigadier General, Anthony A. Smith served as President of the French-American Foundation from 2001-2005.
He has also served as Chairman of the Board of the George and Carol Olmsted Foundation, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), and Vice President for the Otis Elevator Company, a division of the United Technologies Corporation. During his military career, he spent ten years in Europe in several positions, including Executive to the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, in Belgium, and principal military officer responsible for European and NATO Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Smith is an Officer of the French National Order of Merit and Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur. A West Point graduate, he also earned graduate degrees with honors at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris and a Ph.D. in International Relations at American University.