Mr. Rufus Smith is responsible for the day-to-day management of the program. He is a retired Army Brigadier General and combat veteran with 35 years of service. He served in a variety of command and staff positions and commanded the 371st Corps Support Group in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Mr. Smith served as the Director of the Parallax National Center for Medical Readiness and Shared Services. He is a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Association and is a native of New York, NY. He has masters degrees from Central Michigan University and the U.S. Army War College.