Master Chief Petty Officer Jeffrey D. Smith served as the fourth Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Reserve Force from December 4, 2003 until May 15, 2010.
In December of 2003, PSCM Jeffrey D. Smith became the fourth Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Reserve Force.
MCPO SMITH enlisted in the Coast Guard Reserve on June 6, 1976 following four and a half years as a member of the Massachusetts Army National Guard. During his Coast Guard career, he served as a 44’ Motor Lifeboat coxswain at Reserve Unit Station Chatham, MA, and as POIC of a 55’ buoy tender at Aids to Navigation Team, Bristol, RI. He also served as Executive Petty Officer at Reserve Units Woods Hole and Cape Cod Canal. Following integration of the Reserve Force in 1995, MCPO SMITH was assigned to Recruiting Office Providence, RI. In 1999, he was selected as the first Reserve Command Master Chief for Atlantic Area, Portsmouth, VA serving in that position until 2003. He also serve full-time as the Port Security Specialist Rating Force Master Chief from 2001-2003.
MCPO SMITH was the driving force behind the design and implementation of the Reserve Force Readiness System leading to the most significant reorganization of administrative, management and training support for reserve personnel since the integration of the Reserve Force. MCPO SMITH was instrumental in the creation of the Maritime Enforcement (ME) Rating and the merging of the Reserve-only Port Security Rating into the new ME specialty. A strong proponent of the role of senior enlisted personnel, MCPO SMITH was the impetus behind the creation of Reserve Command Silver Badge positions at every Sector in the Coast Guard and the expansion of Reserve Gold Badge positions. In addition, he successfully championed the creation of unit level Senior Enlisted Reserve Advisor positions.