Curtis L. Smith is a native of Charleston, SC and a graduate of Gordon H. Garrett High School. Curtis attended Morris College in Sumter, SC upon graduation. He joined the US Army in August of 1992 as a Motor Transport Operator. While serving in the military, he obtained his Associates of Science in General Education from Troy University and after retiring a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Park University.
He is a 23-year Retired Army Veteran, Bronze Star Combat Award recipient with deployments to Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He is a recipient of the Ancient Order of St. Christopher Medal which is given for those whose career achievements and accomplishments have epitomized the strength, loyalty, dedication and sacrifice shown by Saint Christopher, the patron saint of the Transportation Corps.
Curtis is a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite and York Rite bodies in the state of Texas. He is also a member of Oro Temple No.9 Past Potentate Counsel in El Paso, Texas. He is an active member with the Shriners as Mentors program and various other youth groups in El Paso, Texas.
He is a National Points of Light recipient (December 2018) and volunteers at the Winchester House, El Paso Police Department, and Inspiration Day for Youth through Texas Holy Royal Arch Masons.
Curtis is the host of Suite 915 Talk Show, host on Black on the Border, and is a highly sought after speaker and subject matter expert.
He currently resides in El Paso, Texas and is the father of three children: Laiyah, Tyler, and Landon.