A photograph of Lieutenant Colonel David Bradley in his Class A Uniform

LTC David Bradley

Instructor of Chinese



LTC Bradley commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Field Artillery in May 2002. He was stationed in Schweinfurt, Germany and served with the 1st Infantry Division, 2nd Brigade Combat Team as Company Fire Support Officer, M109A6 Paladin Platoon Leader, Battalion Adjutant, and Task Force Fire Support Officer. He deployed twice to support Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) II and OIF 06-08. After becoming a Foreign Area Officer (FAO), LTC Bradley studied Mandarin Chinese at the Defense Language Institute and at Capital Normal University in Beijing. As a FAO, he has traveled widely throughout greater China and the Indo-Pacific region. He also conducted fellowships at the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy and at the State Department Bureau of Intelligence and Research. His FAO tours include service as the Army Liaison Officer at the U.S. Consulate General, Hong Kong and Macau, and as China Taiwan Policy Branch Chief in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command J5 Strategic Planning and Policy Directorate. LTC Bradley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Wheaton College, Illinois and a Master of International Public Policy degree with China Studies affiliation from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Publications & Presentations

Jamestown Foundation China Brief; Volume 14, Issue 15 – 31 July 2014


U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Military Operations and Law Conference (MILOPS)

  • August 2022 conference held in Bangkok, Thailand; convening over 100 senior military leaders, government officials, legal advisors, and academics from over 20 countries.
  • Day 2 Presenter and Panelist: “Expert International Panel on Gray Zone Operations”
  • Day 3 Presenter: “The one China Policy of the United States”