LTC Jim Bradford received his commission as an Infantry Officer in 1989 from New Mexico Military
Institute. Upon completion of the Infantry Officer’s Basic Course, Jim’s first duty assignment was at
Schofield Barracks, HI where he served as a rifle and specialty platoon leader, company executive
officer, and battalion staff officer for 4thBattalion, 27th Infantry, 25thInfantry Division.
Following the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, LTC Bradford was assigned to 1stBattalion,
6thInfantry, 1stArmored Division in Baumholder, Germany
where he served as Battalion S3 Air, Rifle Company
Commander, and Headquarters Company Commander
which included deployments to Bosnia and the Former
Yugoslav Country of Macedonia.
Jim and Daniele moved to Washington DC in 1998 where LTC
Bradford was assigned as a military assistant and operations
officer for the White House Military Office serving both
President Clinton and President Bush.
Following CGSC, LTC Bradford was assigned to the
10thMountain Division, FT Drum, NY where he served as the
Division G3 Training Officer and as Chief of Operations for CTFMountain
in Afghanistan. Jim was later assigned to 2ndBattalion,
22nd Infantry, 1stBrigade Combat Team as the Battalion S3 and
as Brigade S3 and Brigade Executive Officer, 1stBrigade,
10thMountain Division. During his assignment with the
10thMountain Division, Jim deployed to Afghanistan twice and
In 2006, LTC Bradford was assigned to US Pacific Command,
Camp Smith, HI where he served as a Ground Operations Planner for Standing Joint Force
LTC Bradford assumed command of 1-63 Combined Arms Battalion as part of 2ndBrigade, 1stInfantry
Division in May, 2008 which deployed to Iraq from October 2008 to September 2009. LTC Bradford will
depart command in May 2010 for West Point where he will serve as a Regimental Tactical Officer with
the Corps of Cadets at West Point, NY.
LTC Bradford holds an undergraduate degree from New Mexico Military Institute and the University of
Texas and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Government from Troy State University. His military
education includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Combined Arms Services Staff
College, the Command and General Staff College, and the Joint Forces Staff College.
LTC Bradford’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (4 oak leaf clusters), Joint and U.S.
Army Meritorious Service Medal, Joint and U.S. Army Commendation Medal (6 OLC), the Iraq and
Afghanistan Campaign Medal, UN and NATO Medal, Joint and Army Achievement Medal (4 OLC). Jim
wears the Ranger Tab, Airborne Badge, Air Assault Badge, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert
Infantryman’s Badge, and Presidential Service Badge.
Jim is married to the former Daniele Kibel from Fredricksburg, TX and they have two children, TJ age 11
and Emily age 8.