Captain Bradley was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina, and enlisted in the Navy in December 1976. He completed Hospital Corpsman “A” School in San Diego, CA in March 1977, and was assigned to Navy Regional Medical Center San Diego. He served two years on the ward, and was reassigned to 32nd Street Naval Station, Branch Medical Clinic as an Emergency Medical Technician and Emergency Vehicle Operator. He later completed Advance Radiographic Technologist School, in October 1982, and reported to U.S. Naval Hospital, Roosevelt Roads, PR, as an Advance X-ray Technician. While stationed in Puerto Rico he completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with New Hampshire College. In June of 1987 he was transferred to the USS Hunley (AS 31) as an Independent-duty Advanced X-ray Technician.
Captain Bradley was commissioned as an Ensign in the Medical Service Corps In December 1987. His first assignment as a commissioned officer was Naval Hospital Philadelphia, where he held a number of positions to include, Head, Mobilization Planning Department, Head, Operating Management Department, Command Legal Officer, and National Disaster Medical System Area Coordinator for Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. During this tour Captain Bradley completed a dual master’s degree program with Cheyney University, Cheyney, PA, earning a Master of Science degree in Adult and Continuing Education, and a Master of Education degree in Educational Administration. Upon completion of his tour in December 1991 he transferred to 14th Dental Company, 4th Dental Battalion, 4th FSSG, Philadelphia, PA, as Inspector-Instructor. In June of 1995 he transferred to his next assignment as Director, for Academic Services, Naval School of Dental Assisting and Technology, San Diego, CA. He served as a member of the Executive Steering Committee, Chairman, Student Review Board, and Student Council Faculty Advisor. After a two-year tour, he was transferred to Naval Medical Center, San Diego, as Division Officer, Professional Development, Staff Education and Training. During his off-duty hours he earned his Doctorate in Educational Administration with California Coast University, Santa Anna, CA.
In May of 1999 Captain Bradley was transferred to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery as the Navy’s Medical Special Pays Program Manager. In 2002 he was forward deployed to U. S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay Cuba, as Director for Administration, and subsequently as a member of the Joint Task Force 160/170 Guantanamo Bay. November 2003 he completed his tour in Guantanamo Bay, and transferred to Chief, of Naval Personnel as the Medical and Dental Enlisted Community Manager. In November 2004 after serving one year in this position he was selected for an assignment with the Navy Base Realignment and Closure Office as a BRAC Analyst. After completing his BRAC tour, he was transferred to U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan where he served as Director for Administration from August 2005 – 2009. While stationed at USNH Yokosuka he deployed to Kabul Afghanistan as an Individual Augmentee, as a mentor to the Afghanistan National Police Surgeon General, and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal upon completion of his tour. In August 2009 he transferred to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth where he served as Director for Administration until June 2011. He served as Executive Officer, U.S. Naval Hospital Naples, Italy from July 2011 to April 2013. CAPT Bradley assumed Command of Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi on 19 April 2013 with additional oversight of clinics Fort Worth, Kingsville and Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
His personal awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (six awards), Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Joint Commendation Medal, Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and multiple unit, campaign, and service awards.
CAPT Bradley is a Fellow, and a credentialed Healthcare Administrator in the American Academy of Medical Administrators.