Max Smith was born in Sarasota, FL and graduated from Venice High School in 2009. He studied Economics and French at West Point and commissioned in 2013 as a Second Lieutenant in the Field Artillery. Max graduated Ranger School in 2014 and reported to 2-77 FA/2 BDE/4 ID where he deployed two times to Kandahar, Afghanistan. His jobs over deployment included serving as a Fires Support Officer in B Co/1-12IN and a Guardian Angel Platoon Leader while attached to D Co/1-41IN. He is currently a student who attends University of Michigan Ross School of Business and is pursuing a career in investment banking.