SEAL Family Foundation
Feb 07, 2024 12:00 PM
Captain Duncan Smith, USN (Ret.)
SEAL Family Foundation

Captain Duncan Smith, United States Navy (retired) is the Executive Director of the SEAL Family Foundation. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from USC and was commissioned as an Ensign through the Navy’s Officer Candidate School. He graduated from Basic Underwater Demolition /SEAL training (commonly referred to as BUD/S) and served in Special Operations platoons at SEAL Teams 1 and 5.

Duncan transitioned to the Navy Reserve to attend the Anderson School at UCLA, where he earned his MBA. In September 2001, CAPT Smith was mobilized back to active duty in Naval Special Warfare where he served with distinction for an additional 16 years including deployments to Africa, Iraq, Bahrain, and Afghanistan.

With a critical SEAL shortfall, Duncan was selected to establish and lead the Naval Special Warfare Recruiting Directorate, serving as the NSW liaison to Navy Recruiting Command. He also created the concept for and served as the Navy’s lead producer for the film Act of Valor.

CAPT Smith’s military awards include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Combat Action ribbon, and both the Iraq and Afghanistan campaign medals.