Steven A. Smith
Vice President and General Manager
Systems Engineering Solutions
Steve Smith is the Vice President and General Manager of the Systems Engineering Solutions strategic business unit. He is responsible for all aspects of Systems Engineering Solutions nationwide operations and contract performance.
Since joining Ball in 2011, Steve’s most recent assignments were as director of Military Space for Ball’s National Defense business unit, and director of space control and special missions for Ball’s Washington Operations group.
Steve retired as a Colonel from the United States Air Force in 2011 after serving 24 years in a variety of space- and intelligence-related assignments. From 2009 until his retirement, Steve led the Advanced Capabilities Group at the Space and Missiles Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California.
Steve holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace and Ocean Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master’s in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado. His awards include the Collaborative Leadership Award from the Director of National Intelligence, the Superior Service Medal from the National Reconnaissance Office and the Legion of Merit from the U.S. Air Force.