Investigator Smith attended Mercyhurst University's Institute for Intelligence Studies, where he earned a BA in Intelligence Studies and a minor in the Arabic language. While at Mercyhurst, Investigator Smith was awarded the honor of becoming a Horatio Alger Military Scholar. Investigator Smith earned an M.S.Ed. from the Canisius College in Buffalo, NY, and has completed diminutive PhD. coursework at the University of Colorado.