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Lieutenant Spencer Bird

Academic Advisor

Lieutenant Spencer Bird is a native of Columbia, South Carolina. He is a 2017 graduate of The University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He received his commission through the Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate program and graduated from Officer Candidate School in October 2017.

LT Bird reported for his first Division Officer tour onboard USS THE SULLIVANS (DDG-68) as the Operation Intelligence Division Officer in Mayport, Florida from January 2018 to September 2019. During this tour, LT Bird deployed with her to both 5th and 6th Fleet areas. After completing Nuclear Power School and Prototype in November 2020, LT Bird reported for duty as the Reactor Electrical Division Officer onboard USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) in San Diego, California and later assumed the role as the Reactor Damage Control Division Officer. LT Bird deployed during the spring of 2021 with USS THEODORE ROOSVELT and Carrier Air Wing 11 in support of freedom of navigation operations and maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific.

His personal decorations include the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and various campaign and unit awards.


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Gunnery Sergeant Patrick Smith

Assistant Marine Officer Instructor