Jeff Smith is currently the Vice President of Human Resources for FedEx Ground located in Pittsburgh, PA. FedEx Ground, a part of FedEx Corp., is a leader in cost-effective, small-package ground shipping, offering dependable service to businesses and residential customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Through a network of more than 72,000 employees, 560 distribution hubs and local pickup-and-delivery stations, and 47,000 motorized vehicles, FedEx Ground transports approximately 6.9 million packages daily. Jeff’s responsibilities include the areas of HR strategy development and deployment, the FedEx Ground University, Diversity, Inclusion and Process Effectiveness. Additionally, Jeff serves on Linkage’s Women in Leadership Client Advisory Board.


Jeff is a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served on active duty as a member of the 5th Special Forces Group at Ft. Bragg, N.C. He also served in the Wisconsin Army National Guard as a Chief Warrant Officer for 12 years as an Army Aviator. Jeff earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and his M.B.A. from the University of Iowa.


      Commander, 911th AW             Vice Commander, 911th AW
       Col. John F. Robinson                          Col. Jay Miller

AFRC Chain of Command

Chief, AFR and Commander, AFRC
Lt. Gen. Richard W. Scobee

Deputy to the Chief of the AFR
Maj. Gen. Hubert C. Hegtvedt

Deputy Commander, AFRC
Maj. Gen. John C. Flournoy, Jr.

AFRC Command Chief Master Sgt.
Chief Master Sgt. Timothy C. White, Jr.

Mobilization Assistant to AFRC/CC
Maj.Gen. John P. Stokes

Mobilization Assistant to HAF/RE
 Maj. Gen. Eric S. Overturf