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Filed under News on Thursday, July 30, 2015 by Author: Admin.

Brother Gentry O. Smith named US Ambassador. Initiated in April 1978 through Iota Iota in Raleigh, North Carolina; Smith is a former Raleigh, NC police officer who now directs the State Department’s Office of Foreign Missions. Bro. Smith is the line brother of Tony Knox, 40th Grand Basileus, and was part of the Charter Line for the Kappa Lambda Chapter at North Carolina State University.

Gentry O. Smith excelled on a small stage growing up in the little northeastern North Carolina town of Weldon in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Smith played wide receiver and defensive end on the Weldon High School football team, ran the 880-yard dash for the track team, performed the play “Purlie” and another two-person production based on Langston Hughes’ most famous literary character, “Jesse B. Semple.” He also found time to serve as senior class president, National Honor Society president and the lead drummer with the marching band.

Now Smith, 55, is leading a different group.

This month, he was named an ambassador and sworn in as director of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Foreign Missions, which oversees foreign embassies and consulates in the United States and makes sure that American diplomats receive fair treatment in other countries. It also ensures that foreign diplomats living in the United States receive reciprocal diplomatic benefits, privileges and immunities provided by federal laws and international agreements. Read more here

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