The Smith Standard


Veteran, Political Commentator & Republican Strategist
Rob Smith.


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Rob Smith on Fox News


Veteran. Black. Gay.
Proud American.


A decorated Iraq War Veteran, Rob Smith served for five years in the United States Army, including two tours in the Middle East. During Operation Iraqi Freedom he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal and the Combat Infantry Badge.  

He recently ‘came out’ as a conservative Republican via a profile in the Daily Mail, then on Fox News.

As a political commentator and conservative strategist, he has been seen on Fox News, NBC News, CNN, HLN, and more. A sought-after keynote speaker represented by Chartwell Speakers, he has spoken about politics and current events at Yale University, Google, Deutsche Bank, Vanderbilt University, and dozens of other colleges, universities, and companies across America.

As Founder and CEO of The Smith Standard, he offers speaking, political consulting, and communications services for Republican clients seeking to target African-American voters.

He holds a Master’s Degree from Columbia University and lives in New York City.




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