"a military expert"
— USA Today
Military analyst / writer W. Thomas Smith Jr. specializes in issues of global terrorism and national defense (primarily special operations, amphibious and ground combat): His work has appeared in The New York Post, U.S. News & World Report, Human Events, BusinessWeek, and many others. Smith has been awarded nine times for counterterrorism activities, and he has been honored on four separate occasions by four different recipients of the Medal of Honor.
A formerly deployed U.S. Marine rifle-squad (infantry) leader, counterterrorism instructor, and SWAT team officer in the nuclear industry; Smith is a technical consultant — for films airing on The Military Channel — an author; New York Times bestselling editor; columnist; founding partner of NATIONAL DEFENSE CONSULTANTS, LLC; director of the U.S. Counterterrorism Advisory Team; a former national security advisor for presidential candidate Rick Santorum, advisor to the S.C. Governor’s Military Base Task Force, and a senior field-grade officer in the S.C. Military Dept. A veteran war correspondent, Smith has covered conflict in the Balkans and throughout the Middle East.
"W. Thomas Smith Jr. is one of the nation's premier counterterrorism and special operations experts."
— Medal of Honor recipient John Baker
"A military analyst with expertise in special operations and amphibious and ground warfare."
— The State newspaper