Major General, USA (Retired) Zannie O. Smith has been Chief Executive Officer and President at USfalcon Inc. since January 2015. Prior to this appointment, he was a member of the USfalcon Board of Advisors.
Zannie retired from the U.S. Army after 36 years of service. He began his military career as an enlisted soldier in the 82nd Airborne Division and during his career, he served in a number of operational command and senior staff positions at Army division, corps and Joint NATO Command levels both in the United States and overseas. Zannie served in Panama, Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Bosnia, Kosovo and Vietnam. His last duty assignment was the Deputy Commanding General, XVIII Airborne Corp at Ft. Bragg, NC prior to retiring in 2004. His awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with five Oak Leaf Clusters, the Bronze Star Medal with V device with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Army National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, four awards of the Vietnam Service Medal, three awards of the Southwest Asia Service Medal, two awards of the Kosovo Campaign Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Kuwait Liberation Medals (Saudi Arabia and Emirate of Kuwait), and the NATO Medal (Kosovo). He is a Master Parachutist and was awarded the Ranger Tab, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.
After retiring from the U.S. Army, Zannie joined Anteon Corporation as Group Senior Vice President. He continued on at General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) as Senior Vice President, Army & National and Homeland Security Division after GDIT’s acquisition of Anteon Corporation where he managed the organic growth of a $119M program focused in the areas of Information Technology, Logistics and Training to $1.5B annually and 4000 employees. He retired from GDIT on January 1, 2014.
Zannie holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tampa and a Master of Arts degree in Business Management from Webster University.
Zannie is a Board Member of the Patriot Foundation, which provides scholarships for dependents that have lost a parent while serving in uniform, supports the local Lion’s Club outreach programs and is the Vice President of his Homeowner’s Association.