Task Force Member Profile
VADM John M. Bird, USN (ret.)
Task Force Member
VADM John M. Bird is the former 46th Commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet (July 2008 – September 2010). Before this assignment he served as Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff, U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. VADM Bird retired on October 1, 2012 and is currently Senior Vice President for Military Affairs with USAA. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1977 and holds a Master of Science in Engineering Management from the Catholic University of America.
VADM John Bird is a member of JINSA’s Board of Advisors and also serves on JINSA’s Iran Task Force. He participated in JINSA’s 2015 Generals & Admirals Program to the Middle East.