Companion Curtis L. Smith was born April 12, 1971 in Pittsburgh, PA. He moved to Charleston, SC at the age of 6. He graduated from Gordon H. Garrett High School in North Charleston, SC in June of 1992 and during that same year he joined the US Army as a Motor Transport Operation. Companion Smith is a war veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan and two-time Bronze Star recipient. He retired in September of 2016 as Sergeant First Class. While in the military he obtained his associated degree in General Studies from Troy University in June 2002 and currently working on his Bachelor of Science at Park University. Companion Smith became a Master Mason in November of 2009 in Newport News, VA at Providence Wing Lodge #229 and while stationed at Fort Bliss, TX he became a Royal Arch Mason in May of 2012 at Royal Arch Chapter #90 in El Paso, TX. Companion Smith currently holds membership in Pride of the West Lodge #53, Demolay Commandery #22, L.G Raynor Council No.8, Rio Grande Consistory #24 and Oro Temple #9. He has three children Laiyah, Landon and Tyler.