1st Lt Donovan A. Smith

Assistant Operations Officer

1st Lt Donovan A. Smith is an Assistant Operations Officer for the McChord Composite Squadron. As an Assistant Operations Officer 1st Lt Smith assists in managing and directing all operations (search and rescue, disaster relief, and counter drug, if applicable) activities, coordination of operational activities with other staff agencies and interested parties, as well as the development, evaluation operations policies and procedures necessary.

1st Lt Smith joined the Civil Air Patrol in 2017 as a Senior Member in Renton Composite Squadron (PCR-WA-019). He also serves as an Assistant Activities Officer, and Assistant Squadron leadership Officer. 1st Lt Smith is currently an active duty captain in the US Air Force, and the Commander of the 62nd Maintenance Operations Squadron at Joint Base Lewis McChord.


  • Bachelors of Science - Aeronautical Science, Florida Memorial University - 2014
  • Cadet Protection Basic - October 2008
  • Operational Risk Management Basic - June 2009
  • Operational Risk Management Intermediate - June 2009
  • CAP Officer Basic Course - March 2010
  • Operational Risk Management Advanced - May 2012
  • Cadet Protection Advanced - March 2015
  • Aircraft Ground Handling - October 2018


  • Assistant Operations Officer - 21 March 2018


  • Senior Member - 24 Aug 2017
  • Second Lieutenant - 22 May 2018
  • First Lieutenant - 01 June 2018

(Current as of 07-JAN-19)