RICHARD HENRY SMYTH
Richard Henry Smyth, a retired Foreign Service Officer who served as a professor at the Army War College from 2006 to 2010, passed away at his home in Carlisle, PA, on Monday, May 27, 2013, after a long struggle with cancer.
A Career Foreign Service Officer of the U.S. Department of State since 1979, Mr. Smyth served in Afghanistan, India, Iraq (during 3 years of the Iran/Iraq war), Indonesia, Denmark, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Jamaica. In 1997, between tours in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, he graduated from the National War College in Washington, DC, with a Masters in Strategic Studies and was promoted into the Senior Foreign Service. His last assignment before his retirement in 2011 with the personal grade of Minister-Counselor was on detail to NATO as Director for Strategy and Policy in Kabul, Afghanistan.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the
. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2 p.m. at Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, followed by a reception at the Army Heritage and Education Center.