Ford Smart


Preferred Name: Ford

Nickname/Call Sign: Ford

Date Of Birth: 08-07-1929

Highest Military Grade Held: Colonel

Hometown: Lexington, KY

Civilian Education

  • BA Geology/Zoology (Ohio Wesleyan U. 1952)
  • MA Clinical Psychology (Akron U. 1962)

Units Assigned

  • Army Basic Training (Ft Knox, KY 1946)
  • 11th Airborne, 187 Paraglider Inf (Sapporo, Japan 1947)
  • Medic 11th AB (Sendai, Japan 1947-48)
  • F-86F and F-100C 36th TFW, 53TFS (Bitburg, Landstuhl, Ger (1954-58)
  • AFROTC Inst- Assist Professor (Akron, Oh F-105D 4th TFW, 333 TFS (Seymour Johnson AFB & Eglin AFB 1962-65)
  • F-105D 49th TFW, 8th TFS (Spangdahlem AB, Ger 1965)
  • 2nd Ger Corps Hdq Liaison/Classified duties (Ulm, Ger 1965-67)
  • F-105D 366th TFW, 469th TFS (Korat, Thailand 1967-68)
  • XOOC & Studies Analysis (Pentagon 1968-72)
  • TAWC Ch Ftr. Att. Div F-15/F-16/A-10 programs Eglin AFB w/det @ Edwards AFB, Ca 1972
  • Def Lang Institute (French) Presidio Monterey, Ca 1972-73
  • US Embassy Comdr Muslo/ with missions for CIA 1973-74

Military Education

  • USAF Pilot Training 1953
  • Academic Instructor Course (Air Cmd & Staff College 1958)
  • SOS (Air University 1959)
  • AGOS (Keelser AFB 1962)
  • Airborne Parachutist Course (FT Bragg 1963)
  • Tactical Ftr Commander Course (Nellis AFB 1971)
  • Industrial College Armed Forces (Pentagon 1972)
  • Def Language Institute (Washington DC 1973)
  • Spec Opns School (Washington DC 1973)
  • USAF Cmdr Sem (1975)

Comments

Dead-sticked a F-105 at Wheelus Nuc Range Garvel 3000’ strip in Jun 1965

Flew 100 mission over North Vietnam in the F-105D

Medically Retired after open heart surgery 1977