Truman Smith (1893-1970) served in the U.S. Army from 1916 to 1948. He was a military attaché in Berlin, Germany, from 1935 to 1939. He was a German specialist for the Military Intelligence Division of the U.S. Army, and personal adviser to General George C. Marshal during his army career. From 1947 to 1949, Smith was an advisor to the Eberstadt (Armed Forces) Committee, First Hoover Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch.
From the description of Smith, Truman, 1893-1970 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10627244
Served with New York National Guard on the Mexican Border in 1916; from 1916-1946 served in the U.S. Army, retiring with the rank of colonel; during World War I participated in the Marne defense battles and the Meuse-Argonne offensive and in the occupation of Germany, acting as political officer in the office of civil government; served as military attaché in Germany, 1920-1939, and as German specialist in Intelligence Division of General Staff, 1941-1946; from 1946-1947 was military advisor on the National Defense Committee of the Hoover Commission.
From the description of Truman Smith papers, 1924-1956 (inclusive), 1954-1956 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122513270
From the description of Truman Smith papers, 1924-1956 (inclusive), 1954-1956 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702166800