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Kurt Hardin

Washington Ambassador

Name:  Kurt A. Hardin

Hometown:  Olympia

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Organizations/Clubs/Philanthropies:   Association of Public Safety Communications Officials Treasurer, Washington State Chapter; Legislative Committee, Association of Public Safety Communications Officials, Washington State Chapter; Vendor Chair, 2004 Western Regional Conference Committee, Association of Public Safety Communications Officials National Joint Telecommunicator Initiative; Washington State Emergency Management Association; Legislative Committee, Washington State Emergency Management Association

Civilian Honors: Washington State Chapter APCO Maurice Courtright Award

Military Retirement Date, Date of Rank, Service and Key Positions:  Retirement 1 July 2016, Brigadier General, US Army Reserve. Deputy Commanding General, 79th Sustainment Support Command (TPU); Commanding General, 104th Training Division (Leader Training) (TPU); Chief of Staff, 104th Division (Leader Training) (TPU); Brigade Commander, 95th Division (Initial Entry Training) (TPU)

Name of Spouse and Children:  Wife – Krystal K. Shoop-Hardin; Daughter – Sabrina

Army Reserve Ambassador Kurt A. Hardin assumed the position of Interim Director of Public Health and Social Services in January 2022 and Director of Emergency Services in October 2016 for Thurston County, Washington.  He previously served in the Washington State Emergency Management Division 1996 – 2016 with responsibilities including the Governor’s Authorized Representative/State Coordinating Officer for 12 federally declared disasters responsible for statewide disaster recovery and was the Deputy Director prior to leaving in 2016. He holds a BS in Finance from the University of Florida and a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.