Advisory Council Vice Chairman & Expert
Supervisory Special Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Subject Matter Expert: Internal Safety Programs
Council Member since 2015
Supervisory Special Agent Troy Smith has served the FBI since 1997. He started his FBI career in the San Francisco Field Office working Organized Crime violations and flew FBI aircraft in support of the agencies law enforcement mission.
In 2006, SSA Smith accepted a position as the FBI’s National Aviation Safety Program Manager at FBIHQ. While serving as the FBI’s Aviation Safety Manager, he was responsible for providing oversight for all components of the agencies Aviation Safety Management Program which include national and regional safety standdowns, inspections of contracted air carriers and in-house field office aviation units, renewed international standards for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) registration, maintaining a “Gold Standard” flight operation as administered by the U.S. Government, General Services Administration, developing agency-wide policies related to aviation operations, conducting Line Operations Safety Audits (LOSA) similar to those completed by the commercial airline industry, and conducting aircraft safety investigations involving FBI aircraft. SSA Smith has a FAA Flight Instructor and a multi-engine Airline Transport Pilot certificate.
In 2012, Troy Smith was awarded the first Safety Standdown Award.