#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Bradley Ward


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Bradley Ward. Bradley served from 2007 to 2015.

Bradley served as Military Police for nearly ten years and participated in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan from 2013 to 2014. He was awarded the Gold German Schutzenschnur for weapons proficiency, the Army Commendation Medal and the Non-Commission Officer Professional Development Ribbon.

Bradley earned his Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice police and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma after his military career. He currently lives in Oklahoma City and works as the State Director for Veteran Education at the Oklahoma VA. Bradley is also studying as a doctoral student in education at the University of Oklahoma. He has spoken around the country about higher education, veteran transitioning, international relations, and more. In 2017 Brad was accepted into the Veterans in Global Leadership Fellowship at Georgetown to tackle a variety of issues. 

Thank you for your service, Bradley!

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Graphic by Nicole Maiterth. Nicole Maiterth is currently studying Development Studies with a specialization in Political Science at the University of Oslo.


Nick Pearlman

Nick Pearlman is a junior studying Government and Business Analytics at William and Mary. He is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is currently a writing and social media intern at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.