United States Secret Service veteran Mike Smith has been named Chief Security Officer (CSO) at Arcfield, a systems engineering and integration firm in the intelligence and defense sector.

Smith will join the company's executive leadership team, reporting directly to the company's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and chairman, Kevin Kelly.

As CSO at Arcfield, Smith manages all aspects of security, including personnel security, physical security, information systems security and program security. Smith and his team also ensure compliance with security regulations and provide education and awareness programs. For more than two decades, Smith has specialized in assessing and executing the technical and physical security plans necessary for safeguarding the United States' most critical assets and sites.

Smith joins the company after a 23-year career with the U.S. Secret Service (USSS). He has held various roles of increasing responsibility at the USSS, most recently serving as the special agent in charge of the Office of Protective Operations, where he led and enabled the global mission support requirements necessary for the agency's 33 permanent protectees, as well as for U.S. government hosted national special security events. Prior to joining the USSS, Smith was a police officer in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department for six years.