United States Naval Academy
The mission of the United States Naval Academy is, “To develop Midshipmen morally, mentally, and physically and imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, honor, and loyalty in order to graduate leaders who are dedicated to a career of Naval service and have potential for future development in mind and character to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship, and government.” As the “Resilient Warrior Fellow” at the Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership, Brad serves to achieve this mission by drawing upon experiences from the battlefield and in elite athletics to convey essential leadership and ethical principles to future Naval Officers. Beyond the classroom, Brad conducts research and develops content to support the leadership development efforts of the broader community.
United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC)
The mission of the USOPC is to “Empower Team USA athletes to achieve sustained competitive excellence and well-being.” Brad serves the achievement of that aim in his roles as a two-time Paralympian and duly elected Athlete Director on the USOPC Board. Additionally, Brad works to perpetuate the Olympic and Paralympic movements through formal corporate partnerships, keynote speeches, public relations, and media coverage.
Navy Special Operations Foundation (NSOF)
NSOF’s mission is “To ensure our operators and their families are provided with all the tools necessary to overcome any challenges they may face.” As NSOF’s Advisory Board Chairman, Brad serves the achievement of that mission by developing strategic vision, leading fund-raising efforts, and providing operational guidance. These efforts directly support members of the Navy Special Operations (NSO) community, which includes Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians and divers. The foundation raises funds and offers programs that coalesce and support the NSO community, while at the same time honoring operators who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Fire in my Eyes
Encouraged by the community’s reaction to speeches in a variety of venues, Brad set out to document his strange and extraordinary set of life experiences from graduation at the Naval Academy, to Iraq and Afghanistan, to traumatic injury, to the podium in London. The story revolves around Brad’s “Alive Day” on which Brad suffered the biggest personal setback of his life, but then exactly a year later turned that tragedy into his highest achievement. While Brad’s story is far from over, this book takes aim at providing some insights on how to wrestle with adversity, and how to thrive despite it.
The “Bradley” timepiece from Eone
Built from the idea that good design should be inclusive for everyone, the “Bradley” timepiece is an innovative wristwatch that you can touch and see in order to tell the time.
Following the loss of his vision, Brad also lost his interest and desire to utilize a traditional wristwatch. Without the ability to see the rotating hands, the time honored device became useless. Brad was further dismayed to find that there didn’t exist many options for those with visual impairments to tell the time. The few options were of poor-quality and socially disruptive more than helpful. This all changed when Hyungsu Kim, an entrepreneur from MIT, set out to