Charles V. Smith, III
Assistant City Manager, City of Duncanville
Charles was born and raised in Arlington, Texas where he graduated from Arlington High School in 1989 and entered the United States Marine Corps Reserves upon graduation. In 1990, he was deployed to Desert Shield/Desert Storm and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant in 1997.
In 1993, Charles was hired as a Police Officer with the Duncanville Police Department. He was promoted in 1997 to the rank of Sergeant and to the rank of Lieutenant in 2001. As a supervisor, he served in every division within the Police Department until his transfer to General Government in 2014. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy – Class 212, the Caruth Police Institute, and the ILEA 49th Management College.
In 2008, Charles re-entered military service by joining the Texas Army National Guard as an officer candidate, commissioning in 2009. In 2012, he was offered his first Company Command with HHC, 56th BSTB and afterwards, D Co, 156 BEB (MI), until leaving the Army after 7½ years of service at the rank of Captain.
In 2014, Charles was offered the Interim Assistant City Manager position and became the permanent Assistant City Manager in December that same year. He is directly responsible for Code Enforcement, Parks and Recreation, Library Service, the Public Information Office, and Information Technology. Charles holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration (2005) and a Masters of Public Affairs (2006), both from the University of Texas at Dallas.