John Bradley

Military historian John Bradley brings to his programs a heart of a soldier, the eye of a tactician, and the joy of a storyteller. Born in the Philippines, imprisoned by the Japanese during World War II, educated at the U.S. Military Academy (BS) and Rice (MA History), and trained professionally at The Infantry School and the Command & General Staff College, Mr. Bradley served as an infantry officer in the U.S. and Korea and as an infantry advisor in Vietnam. During his service, the Army awarded him a Bronze Star Medal, an Air Medal, a Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, an Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, a Combat Infantryman’s Badge, a Master Parachutist Badge, and a Ranger Tab. He began his history career by teaching the capstone course, “The History of the Military Art,” to seniors at West Point. For fifteen years, John taught U.S. History and military history at the University of Houston-Downtown. Beginning in 2009, he developed and taught six military history courses at the Glasscock School for Continuing Studies at Rice University. As a principal author, Bradley wrote The Second World War, Asia and the Pacific and developed its accompanying Atlas. Both were used as texts at West Point for many years. He wrote Remind Me to Tell You: A History of Major Harry J. Fleeger and His Friends, POWs of the Japanese and co-authored Wind at Our Backs: Leading During the Cold War.