Shelby Beardslee



Shelby is a native of Spokane, Washington. Shelby served for 20 years in the Marine Corps and retired as a First Sergeant in 2020. During his time in the Marines, Shelby served as a communications technician and maintenance chief, until reaching the rank of First Sergeant. Shelby served with many units including: 2nd Radio Battalion, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Communications Squadron 48, Marine Corps Communication Electronics School, 3rd Battalion 4th Marines, Combat Logistics Battalion 3, and 9th Communications Battalion where he eventually retired out of Camp Pendleton, California. Shelby deployed once to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 24th MEU in 2004, and once to Afghanistan with 3/4 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2010.

     Shelby holds an associate’s degree in Advertising and is currently enrolled at American Military University where he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing. Shelby is an avid outdoorsman and spends much of his time in the woods and connecting with nature. He dedicates much of his time to supporting the veteran community and is the Co-Chair for the Franklin County Veteran Advisory Board. Shelby and his wife Heather live in Richland and they have two daughters, Mariah and Tehya.