About Phil Smith

Phil Smith is a former U.S. Marine Corps combat correspondent and former daily newspaper editor who has won seven U.S. Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Awards, four U.S.M.C. Division of Public Affairs Merit Awards, The Department of Defense’s Thomas Jefferson Award and 12 Hoosier State Press Association Awards. He is also a second place winner nationally in the annual column-writing competition from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, humor category. Smith has a bachelor's degree in marketing from Colorado State University.