J1 Director, Human Capital

Colonel Carolyn D. Bird

Colonel Carolyn D. Bird is the Director of Human Capital, United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. As director, she develops and administers command manpower and personnel policies, human resources and personnel assignment programs.



Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Missouri Western State University, Mo., 1993 

Master of Science in Global Leadership, University of San Diego, Calif., 2002 

Master of Art in Strategic Studies, Marine Corps War College, Quantico, Va., 2014 


Military Education 

Marine Corps Basic School, 1995

Marine Corps Adjutants Course, 1995

Naval Justice Legal Officers Course, 1995 

Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute Equal Opportunity Managers Course, 1995  

Army Command & General Staff College, 2007

Marine Corps War College, 2014


Major Assignments

Col. Bird has served in a variety of command and staff positions since her commissioning in 1993. Her assignments as an Adjutant include Marine Air Control Group 38, Marine Aircraft Group 11 and 3d Marine Aircraft Wing (3d MAW). She has served in manpower billets at 3d MAW and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. Her special staff officer billets include Staff Secretary, 3d MAW, Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General, 3d MAW, and Protocol Officer, Recruit Training Depot Parris Island/Eastern Recruiting Region. She has served as an Executive Officer at the company, battalion and group level at Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, 4th Recruit Training Battalion (4thRTBN), and III Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group. She was a Series Commander at Oscar Company, 4thRTBN, Company Commander, November Company, 4thRTBN, and was the Battalion Commander of Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Base Hawaii. After attending Marine Corps War College, she was a Military Faculty Advisor at Command and Staff College for one year before becoming the Associate Dean, Leadership Department Head for the college. Col. Bird most recently served as a Battle Watch Commander in the Global Operations Center at USSTRATCOM.


Decorations and Awards

Meritorious Service Medal with four stars, Navy Commendation Medal with one star, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and the Marine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon.


(Current as of June 2017)