Hunter Smart received his commission into the US Army from Marion Military Institute, serving with The Alabama Army Nation Guard and as an Infantry Captain with the 3rd Infantry Division on active duty deployed to Iraq. Hunter now serves as The American Red Cross Service to The Armed Forces and Veterans Regional Program Manager for the Alabama Mississippi Region. Hunter has also served the Red Cross as Executive Director of the East Alabama Chapter, helping lead his communities and the organization through large-scale disaster response efforts. Hunter previously served with ALAVETNET on the Family Services Committee.