Major Gregory K. Smith
Major Gregory K. Smith serves as commander of the Field Operations Bureau. He has direct oversight responsibility for all nine troops, the Aircraft Division, and the Water Patrol Division.
Smith was appointed to the Patrol on July 1, 1989, as a member of the 61st Recruit Class. After graduating from the Academy, he was assigned to Troop A, Zone 11, Benton County. He was promoted to corporal and assigned to Zone 6, Jackson County on October 1, 1994. On July 1, 1997, Smith was promoted to sergeant and designated zone supervisor of Zone 13, Pettis County. He was promoted to lieutenant in August 1, 2001, and assigned to the Field Operations Bureau, General Headquarters, Jefferson City. He was promoted to captain on June 1, 2010, and designated assistant commander in the Field Operations Bureau. On March 1, 2015, he was promoted to major and named commander of the Technical Services Bureau. He transferred to the Field Operations Bureau on May 1, 2015.
Smith was born in Columbia, MO. He graduated from Fayette High School in Fayette, MO, in 1985. Prior to joining the Patrol, he was a student at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, now known as the University of Central Missouri. Major Smith is married and has two children.