SOS Security is pleased to announce that Charles E. Smith has joined its Mid-Atlantic Regional leadership team to lead security operations in the Northern Virginia region. Smith will lead security operations for various high-profile programs, working closely with local government, broadcast, residential, commercial and education clients.
Before joining SOS Security, Smith spent almost 30 years with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Before retiring, he served as Executive Assistant to the Director, Office of Field Operations, and key advisor to the Executive Leadership. While in this role, he worked with top officials in the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, and other Executive Branch agencies on broad national policies and operational guidelines for Federal law enforcement initiatives, as promoted by the President, the Attorney General, and Congressional leaders.
Smith began his ATF career as a street agent in New Orleans and quickly rose into leadership positions such as Assistant Special Agent in Charge for Dallas and Seattle Field Divisions, Team Leader, Special Response Team 3 in Dallas, and Group Supervisor of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area in New Orleans. Smith has a Bachelor in Sociology and an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Southern University. He received numerous awards and commendations during his law enforcement career, including being the first non-DEA employee to receive the Medal of Valor by the Drug Enforcement Administration.