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Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Bradley

Instructor / Military Division Chief of Engineering Mechanics

Department of Engineering Mechanics

Contact Information

(719) 333-7946

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Bio

Lieutenant Colonel Christopher J. Bradley is currently the Military Division Chief in the Department of Engineering Mechanics at the US Air Force Academy. He is a Flight Test Engineer and graduate of the Air Force Test Pilot School (07A) with background in 5th Gen Fighter avionics and classified programs.

Prior to his arrival at U.S. Air Force Academy in June 2018, Lt Col Bradley was the Special Projects Division Chief at Air Force TENCAP, where he managed a $300M classified portfolio emphasizing National-to-Tactical technology development. Previously, he served as Air Combat Command’s requirements manager for the Air Force Electronic Attack portfolio.

Education

B.S.E.E., Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN (1999)

M.S.E.E., Air Force Institute of Technology, WPAFB (2001)

M.S., Flight Test Engineering and Research, USAF TPS, Edwards AFB (2007)

Professional Experience

1999-2001: Graduate Student, Air Force Institute of Technology, WPAFB, OH

2001-2003: Intelligence Analyst, National Air Intelligence Center, WPAFB, OH

2003-2004: Engineering Program Manager, Data Masked

2004-2005: Wing Executive Officer, Data Masked

2005-2006: Flight Test Director, Data Masked

2006-2007: Student, AF Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB

2007-2010: Flight Test Engineer/Assistant Director of Operations, 411 Flight Test Squadron, Edwards AFB

2010-2014: Requirements Manager, HQ Air Combat Command/A8Z

2014-2018: Special Projects Division Chief, Air Force TENCAP, Schriever AFB

2018-Present: Military Division Chief, Engineering Mechanics, US Air Force Academy

Honors & Awards

Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC)

Aerial Achievement Medal

Joint Service Commendation Medal

AF Commendation Medal (2 OLC)

AF Achievement Medal

2011 General Lester L Lyles Award

2009 412 TW Ops Group Engineer of the Year

2006 Data Masked Operations Group CGO of the 3rd Quarter

Research and Scholarly Interests

Electronic Warfare, Radar Cross-Section Measurement

Publications

Bradley, C., Collins, P., Fortuny-Gausch, J., Hastriter, M., Nesti, G., Terzuoli, A., Wilson, K., “An Investigation of Bistatic Calibration Objects,” IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 43, no. 10, October 2005

Bradley, C., Collins, P., Fortuny-Gausch, J., Hastriter, M., Nesti, G., Terzuoli, A., Wilson, K., “An Investigation of Bistatic Calibration Techniques,” IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 43, no. 10, October 2005