Visit the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce at 609 N Main Street on November 30, 2023 from 11:30-12:30 p.m. Meet with Washington Governor Candidate Semi Bird!
Semi Bird is a career American who has spent a lifetime in service to his country and community. Semi started his life's journey in the ghetto of East Oakland, California. He was born to a single mother of seven children, prior to the passing of the Civil Rights Act.
Semi's mother raised him in a Christian environment, where he was always held accountable for his actions. 'Victim mentality' was not to be tolerated in her household for the simple reason that Mrs. Bird believed firmly in taking control of one's own destiny despite outside circumstances. In her eyes, this would ensure Semi and his siblings' growth into strong, independent, resilient, and positive-contributing members of society.
Raised in Seattle since age 7, Semi struggled in K-12 and dropped out of high school after completing his junior year, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, knowing that if he wasn't furthering his education, he better be prepared to make something of himself, some way, somehow. This set him on a path where he'd eventually enroll in the U.S. Army in 2001. From there, despite his lack of schooling, he had positioned himself for a bright future. And that is all his mother had ever hoped for; a child who could take care of himself in this tough world.
Senior Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador, Bangladesh.
Army Special Forces Intelligence and Operations, and Special Forces Engineer.
(Green Beret Post-9/11). Bronze Star Valor, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service
Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4), Army Achievement Medal (4) and
several other distinctions.
Energy. Additional positions held were: Federal Director of Organizational
Development and Acting Chief of Staff.
consulting firm, specializing in leadership, organizational development, and
Washington State University Tri-Cities.
Executive Director/Behavioral Scientist - Team Concepts Training & Consulting,
Associate Director - Professional Development & Community Education - Washington
State University, Director - Training & Leadership Development, Director -
Organizational Development - Acting Chief of Staff - Human Resources Consultant
(HQ) - United States Department of Energy GS-14 (Retired), Credentialed Federal
Officer/Federal Team Leader - Radiological Assistance Program 8 - National Nuclear
Security Administration, Emergency Support Function 12
Bachelor of Science – Business Administration summa cum laude 4.0, CSU
Master of Science – Human Resource Development, Villanova
Doctor of Philosophy (student) – Industrial & Organizational Psychology, NCU
Certificate – Entrepreneurship, UCLA
Honor Society – Phi Kappa Phi
Performance Improvement, LEAN/SIX SIGMA, Mediation, PsychoMetric Assessment
(Personality Traits, Emotional Intelligence, Decision Making, Resiliency, Leadership),
Professional in Human Resources (PHR)Contracts, Procurement, & Acquisition, General
Contracting & Construction, Project Management, FEMA Emergency Response & Incident
Management, Global Security, Border Security, Vulnerability Analysis, Threat Assessment
Mandarin Chinese, Spanish
23 YEARS OF MILITARY SERVICE (RETIRED)
United States Marine Corps, United States Army Special Forces, Washington State Army
MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES
Marine Communications, Army Flight Medic (EMT) Search & Rescue, Army Special Forces
Engineer, Army Special Forces Operations & Intelligence
MILITARY AWARDS & DECORATIONS
Bronze Star Valor Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation. (4) Medals, Army Achievement (4) Medals, Joint Forces Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, Armed. Forces Expeditionary Medal, Armed Force Service Medal, Wartime and Overseas Service Bars, Combat Infantry Badge & Expert Infantry Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal
To learn more about Semi Bird, visit his website here!