Wesley Smith | American Center for Law and Justice
  Search  |  Login  |  Register

ACLJ Profile Completion

Verified

Wesley Smith

Chaplain Colonel (Retired) J. Wesley Smith is Senior Military Analyst at the American Center for Law and Justice. He served 26 years in the Army, with two combat deployments. Prior to his retirement in 2013 Wesley was assigned to the Office of the Chief of Chaplains (Headquarters Department of the Army) with duty as the Senior Army Chaplain at Dover Air Force Base and the Dover Port Mortuary, as well as the senior- ranking Army Chaplain for over-watch of all Casualty Operations.

In his military career he served as a Field Artillery Battalion Chaplain, a Field Hospital Chaplain, a Battalion and Assistant Brigade Chaplain with US Army Aviation, and as the Brigade Chaplain for the 3rd Brigade of the 2nd Infantry Division. For four years he was the Religion and Culture Analyst for Army Central Command (ARCENT) where he advised the Commanding General’s staff on the impact of religion and culture on the Army’s mission in the 17 countries in which ARCENT operated.

His military education includes the Chaplain Officer Basic Course, the Chaplain Officer Advanced Course, Combined Armed Services Staff School, The Chaplain Colonels Course, and the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Chaplain Smith holds a Bachelors Degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity Degree from Vanderbilt University, and the Doctor of Ministry Degree from the University of the South at Sewanee. He is an Episcopal Priest affiliated with the Diocese of Atlanta.

Among his awards and decorations are the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Meritorious Unit Citation, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon with the numeral 3, the Saudi Arabia Liberation of Kuwait Medal and the Kuwait Liberation of Kuwait Medal.

Latest By
Wesley Smith

Iran's Attack On Israel's Airspace

By Wesley Smith1518475659621

Israel faces various threats to its peace and security from time to time, and has throughout its existence beginning in 1948. However, the threats from Hezbollah, Iran, Syria, and their ilk to the north are in sharp focus this week . Last Friday night Iran deployed a drone from Syria that...

read more

Another Failed Obama False Narrative Defeated

By Wesley Smith1517934397926

Last Week President Trump signed an Executive Order indicating his intention of keeping the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GITMO) open. The move reverses an Obama-era Executive Order to close the military prison — a goal that the former President was unable to achieve before leaving office in...

read more

Five Things to Know About the Protests in Iran

By Wesley Smith1515083253270

For almost thirty-nine years the people of Iran have lived under an oppressive theocratic regime that granted the Ayatollah unchecked power. Prior to that, until 1979, Iran was ruled by a constitutional monarchy, the last monarch being Reza Shah Pahlavi . While the Shah was an ally of the United...

read more

Obama-era Handling of Hezbollah Under Investigation

By Wesley Smith1514479304167

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered a review of law enforcement efforts to shutdown Hezbollah’s money-laundering and drug-trafficking operations during the Obama Administration. Sessions ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to “evaluate allegations that certain matters were not properly...

read more
More By
Wesley Smith

North Korea: A Long-Term Threat

By Wesley Smith1512142167563

MRFF Attacks a Christian, The Chaplains’ Flag

By Wesley Smith1511975032084

Happy(?) Birthday Socialism

By Wesley Smith1510938110684

Honoring Those Who Serve: Veterans Day 2017

By Wesley Smith1510239600000