Dr. Rob Smith is Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Amentum. In this role, he is responsible for leading our diversity, equity and inclusion vision and strategy by developing and implementing programs and initiatives that advances Amentum’s business objectives and reinforces our organization’s culture.
Dr. Smith is a dedicated career military officer and public servant with more than 30 years of government and private sector leadership experience. He previously led the Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Acquisition functions for BAE Systems’ Intelligence and Security Sector in McLean, Va. Prior to BAE, Dr. Smith served as the Director of National Recruitment for Customs and Border Protection where he led the planning and direction of the agency’s strategic human capital recruitment programs and related initiatives. Dr. Smith previously served for 28 years on active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard and retired at the rank of captain.
Dr. Smith is a graduate of U.S. Coast Guard Officer Candidate School. He earned a Ph.D. in Psychology, a Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, a Master of Science in Instruction & Performance Technology, and a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications. Additionally, he is a 2013 Boys and Girls Club of America Alumni Hall of Fame Inductee and a 2014 West Virginia State University Army R.O.T.C. Hall of Fame Inductee.