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Bradley Bowman serves as Senior Director of the Center on Military and Political Power (CMPP) at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

He has served as a National Security Advisor in the U.S. Senate to members of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, as well as an active duty U.S. Army officer, pilot, and Assistant Professor at West Point.

Bradley has nearly nine years of experience in the U.S. Senate.  This includes working for two years as National Security Advisor to U.S. Senator Todd Young (IN), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  Bradley served for six years as National Security Advisor (formerly Military Legislative Assistant) to U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (NH), Chair/Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Readiness and Management Support Subcommittee.  He also worked as a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Prior to working in the Senate, Bradley served as an active duty officer in the U.S. Army for more than fifteen years, including positions as a Company Commander, “Blackhawk” pilot, Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point, Congressional Affairs Officer on the Army staff in the Pentagon, and staff officer in Afghanistan.

At West Point, he taught courses in American politics, American foreign policy, as well as a course entitled “Studies in Grand Strategy: Lessons for U.S. Policy.” Bradley more recently taught a graduate course entitled “Congress and U.S. National Security Policy” as an Adjunct Professor at the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.  He earned an M.A. degree in International Relations from Yale University and B.S. degree in American Politics from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

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