Don Bradshaw has served the Army since 1980, receiving his commission as an Infantry Officer from Virginia Military Institute. He has served in troop, instructor and staff assignments on active duty until 1991 at Fort Hood, Fort Benning and U.S. Army Europe, and continued as a Reserve Officer in various assignments in Germany and in the IRR until 2011. He began his Army civilian service in 1992 as a Training Support Specialist in Friedberg, Germany and was later selected as Director, 104th Area Support Group S2/3 (Operations and Security) in Hanau, Germany until his assignment to Fort Lee, Virginia in 1996 as the Operations Officer for the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS). While at Fort Lee, he served as Deputy Director, DPTMS and later as the Director, DPTMS. In May 2006, he assumed the additional duty of Director of Emergency Services (DES) until his selection to attend the U.S. Army War College in 2011.


  • Bachelor’s Degree, History, Virginia Military Institute, 1980
  • Master of Strategic Studies, U.S. Army War College, 2012

Significant Training:

  • U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA, 2012
  • DPTMS Course, Fort Belvoir, VA 2008
  • Sustaining Base Leadership Management, Army Management Staff College, Fort Belvoir, VA, 1994
  • Antiterrorism Program Manager Course, Fort Leonard Wood, MO, 2004
  • Labor Relations for Executives, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, 1998
  • Dynamics in International Terrorism, USAF Hurlburt Field, 1997
  • Combined Armed Services Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, MO, 1988
  • Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Fort Benning, GA 1980, 1984
  • Ranger, Airborne Courses, Fort Benning, GA, 1981

Awards and Honors:

  • Meritorious Civilian Service Award
  • Distinguished Order of St. Martin
  • Superior Civilian Service Award (2)
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal

Professional memberships and associations:

  • National Infantry Association
  • Quartermaster Association
  • Association of the US Army