Joseph F. Bradley, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of the Cyber Resiliency Office for Weapon Systems and the Director of Engineering and Technical Management for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts.
Mr. Bradley entered federal service in 1983 as an Electrical Engineer at the Naval Underwater Systems Center (now the Naval Undersea Warfare Center), Newport, Rhode Island, performing systems engineering on the Ohio Class intercontinental ballistic missile submarines. Since then, he has served in a broad range of senior engineering and program management positions in acquisition, sustainment, cyber security and science and technology organizations supporting Air Force warfighters.
In his previous position, Mr. Bradley was the Director of Engineering and Technical Management for the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, New Mexico, responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of technical policies, processes, and standards for more than 400 scientific, engineering and cyber professionals. As the Chief Systems Engineer for the Strategic Systems Program Executive Officer, he was responsible for systems engineering for programs acquired and sustained across the Nuclear Enterprise. As the Nuclear Weapons Center’s representative on the Air Force’s Cyber Resiliency Task Force, he is responsible for initiatives and activities aimed at identification and mitigation of cyber threats.
Previously, Mr. Bradley was the Deputy Director of Strategy, Operations and Resources for the Air Force’s International Affairs Office at the Pentagon. Mr. Bradley was responsible for ensuring that Air Force international strategy supported national policy and combatant command objectives. Mr. Bradley authored the Secretary of the Air Force IA strategic plan incorporating newly developed goals and objectives and revised the organizational vision to reflect the United States strategic shift to the Pacific. He identified international program benefits to the U.S. Defense Industrial Base and provided monthly talking points for the Chief of Staff of the Air Force and Secretary of the Air Force.
Prior to his tour at the Pentagon, Mr. Bradley was the Director of Engineering/Chief Systems Engineer for the Air Force Program Executive Officer for Battle Management at Hanscom AFB. Mr. Bradley was responsible for the acquisition and sustainment of more than 180 programs within the $140 billion portfolio. In addition, he provided engineering leadership, guidance and oversight to more than 1,300 scientists and engineers.
Mr. Bradley has significant Foreign Military Sales experience in Eastern Europe, South America and the Middle East. Mr. Bradley has held leadership positions in the private sector and ran his own business before returning to federal service in 2008. Mr. Bradley provided systems engineering support to programs across the Hanscom AFB enterprise including the Objective Gateway Program, Airborne Warning and Control System, Digital Airspace Surveillance RADAR, Joint Mission Planning System, and the Cooperative Engagement Capability initiative. Mr. Bradley also supported significant strategic Air Force Foreign Military Sales initiatives including the Saudi Arabian Air Force Command and Control System, the Eastern European Air Sovereignty Operations Center and the Baltic Regional Air Surveillance Coordination Center.
1983 Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth, North Dartmouth
1991 Master of Science, Engineering Management, Western New England College, Springfield, Mass.
2012 Air War College Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., by correspondence
2019 Advanced Professional Executives Program Senior Executive Joint Orientation Program, Washington, D.C.
1. August 1983 – October 1984, Electrical Engineer, Naval Underwater Systems, Newport, R.I.
2. November 1984 – September 1985, Systems Analyst, Intercon Systems Corporation, Wayland, Mass.
3. September 1985 – February 1998, Senior Systems Engineer, Dynamics Research Corporation, Andover, Mass.
4. February 1998 – September 2000, Systems Engineer, BAE Systems, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.
5. September 2000 – November 2003, President, Bradley Engineering Associates, Stow, Mass.
6. November 2003 – April 2004, Member of the Technical Staff, Riverside Research Institute, Lexington, Mass.
7. April 2004 – November 2008, Company Principal/Senior Systems Engineer, P3I, Incorporated, Hopkinton, Mass.
8. November 2008 – February 2013, Director of Engineering, Battle Management Program Executive Office, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
9. February 2013 – October 2014, Deputy Director of U.S. Air Force International Strategy, SAF/IAG, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
10. November 2014 – September 2018, Director of Engineering and Technical Management, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
11. September 2018 – present, Director of the Cyber Resiliency Office for Weapon Systems and Director of Engineering and Technical Management, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
Certified Acquisition Professional, Level III Engineering
Certified Information Affairs Professional, Level III
Certified Acquisition Professional, Level II Program Management
Certified Information Systems Security Professional
Certified Project Management Professional
MAJOR AWARDS AND HONORS
2013 Exemplary Civilian Service Award
2014 Meritorious Civilian Service Award
2018 Meritorious Civilian Service Award
2019 Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association International Distinguished Award for Excellence in Engineering
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association
Air Force Association
(Current as of May 2019)