Lieutenant General Leslie Smith (USA Retired) worked as the Inspector General (IG) for the U.S. Army from February 2018 until leaving in August 2021. The role of the Office of the Inspector General “is to provide impartial, objective, and unbiased advice and oversight to the Army through relevant, timely and thorough inspection, assistance, investigations, and training.”
In November 2021, Smith joined the board of directors at LMI, formerly known as the Logistics Management Institute. LMI is a consulting firm which credits its experts as having “roots in government and military.” In fiscal year 2020, LMI received over $207 million in contracts from the Department of Defense, of which over $127 million was from the Army.
“[Smith’s] expertise will be vital to LMI’s continued growth and overall strategy,” LMI board chair and former under secretary of the Air Force Lisa Disbrow said in a company press release announcing the move. LMI President and CEO Doug Wagoner added, “with the vast military experience [Smith] brings to our organization, he will undoubtedly offer an unmatched perspective that will continue to help LMI effectively support our clients’ missions.”
Smith did not respond to a POGO request for comment.
His expertise will be vital to LMI’s continued growth and overall strategy.”
—LMI board chair and former under secretary of the Air Force Lisa Disbrow.