Deputy Director - COL Jim M. Bradford
Installation Management Command Directorate-Europe
Colonel Jim Bradford was commissioned as an Infantry Officer from New Mexico Military Institute in 1989. COL Bradford’s recent assignments include Fellow at the Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL, Regimental Tactical Officer, United States Corps of Cadets, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, USAG Daegu Garrison Commander and currently he is serving as the Deputy Region Director, Installation Management Command Directorate-Europe.
COL Bradford has served in command positions with 1st Armored Division, Federal Republic of Germany assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment with deployments to Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Commander, 1-63 Combined Arms Battalion, 1st Infantry Division deploying to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom before relinquishing command in 2010.
COL Bradford has served in key leadership and staff positions with the 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, HI, 1st Armored Division, Federal Republic of Germany, and 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, NY. While assigned to 10th Mountain Division, COL Bradford supported both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
COL Bradford’s joint assignments include assignment to the White House under President Clinton and President Bush as a member of the White House Military Office and as a Strategic Planner for US Pacific Command focusing on NE Asia.
COL Bradford holds a undergraduate degree from the University of Texas and a Master's Degree from Troy University and the Air War College. His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Combined Arms Services Staff College, the Command and General Staff College, the Joint Forces Staff College, and the Air War College.
COL Bradford’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (with three oak leaf cluster), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with oak leaf cluster), the Meritorious Service Medal (with two oak leaf cluster), the Joint Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (with fifth oak leaf cluster), the Joint Service Achievement Medal (with oak leaf cluster), the Army Achievement Medal (with two oak leaf cluster), the Iraq and Afghanistan Campaign Medal, UN and NATO Medal. Jim has earned the Ranger Tab, Airborne Badge, Air Assault Badge, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, and Presidential Service Badge.
COL Bradford is married to the former Daniele Kibel from Fredericksburg, TX and they have two children, TJ age 16 and Emily age 14.