RIPLEY – Gareth Smith has been re-elected Commandant of the Walter L. Mann Detachment of the Marine Corps League by its members.

Smith served in the Marine Corps from 1958-1964, obtaining the rank of Sergeant. He worked in the Combat/Counter Intelligence field. His duty stations included Parris Island, South Carolina; Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Camp Pendleton, California; Quantico, Virginia; Okinawa; and Southeast Asia.

Smith retired as a vice president with Dunn & Bradstreet, works as a business consultant, and is currently the Chairman of the V=Board of Jackson General Hospital.