August 21, 2019 – Jan Smith, S³ CEO, received the Heart of an Eagle Award from the Greater Alabama Council, Boy Scouts of America. The Heart of an Eagle Award is given to deserving individuals who have demonstrated leadership, character and integrity in their service to the community, their profession and their country. Jan was recognized at a luncheon along with Captain (U.S. Army Retired) Gary (Mike) Rose, Medal of Honor Awardee, as well as the Semper Fi Community Task Force. Guest speaker for the event was the “Voice of the Crimson Tide” Eli Gold. Her personal motto has served her well; ‘Destiny is a matter of choice, not a matter of chance.’ That motto has also driven her choices to serve with her personal time and philanthropy to a host of 501c3 organizations that benefit Huntsville, our soldiers, and our nation, inclusive of the following: U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville Community Foundation, Huntsville Botanical Gardens, Burritt on the Mountain, Huntsville Community Orchestra, Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology, University of Alabama in Huntsville, American Heart Association, National Museum of the United States Army, the Army Aviation Association of America, and many more. Jan’s service to the community is in keeping with the highest ideals of what an Eagle stands for within Scouting and her recognition was well deserved.