Wayne Smith is a Vietnam veteran and former combat medic. Since 1976, he has advocated for veterans and their families in Rhode Island and across the country. His work has included grassroots organizing and lobbying Congress and states to increase quality services for veterans. In addition to working with a large network of Vietnam vets, he is deeply involved in a leadership capacity with veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is on the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Board of Directors and serves on the National Veteran’s Legal Service Program BoD.