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Col. Ana R. Smythe, USMC (Ret)

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During her Marine Corps career, Smythe served throughout the world in joint assignments, on major staffs, and in command. A personnel management specialist while on active duty, she has expertise in legislative affairs and varied DoD missions, including overseeing combat-related special compensation programs for the Navy and Marine Corps.

Smythe is a graduate of Shepherd College in West Virginia, the Naval Command and Staff College, and the Army War College.

She first served MOAA in the Government Relations Department, working health care issues. In August 2007, she became director of MOAA’s Member Service Center.

Smythe is married to Reese Hines, has three children, and resides in Alexandria, Va.

MOAA position: Director, Member Service Center