US Naval War College Logo
Contact Us
Site Map
NWC on Facebook NWC on Twitter NWC on Flickr NWC on Blackboard
Bradley M. McAlpine, LtCol

Bradley M. McAlpine, LtCol

National Security Affairs
(401) 841-2033


Lieutenant Colonel Bradley M. McAlpine is a Professor at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.   He teaches in National Securities Strategies, both the Theater and National Security Decision Making courses.
Lieutenant Colonel McAlpine earned a commission from Pennsylvania State University ROTC in May of 1994. He then completed Undergraduate Missile Training as an Honor Graduate at Vandenberg AFB, CA. In 1995, at his first operational assignment to the 12th Missile Squadron at Malmstrom AFB, MT, he served four years as a Missile Launch Officer, distinguishing himself with ten consecutive Highly Qualified Ratings. He completed his assignment as the Assistant Operations Support Flight Commander supervising all squadron instructors when he was selected as a member of the Best Nuclear Missile Crew in the Air Force and received the General Thomas S. Power award. In 1999 he was assigned to 21st Space Operations Squadron at Onizuka AFS, CA, as Squadron and Base Chief of Training. In June 2000, he was assigned as the additional duty Executive Officer for Onizuka AFS and the 21st Space Operations Squadron, and was subsequently selected for the 2001 Air Force Intern Program, serving both on the Office of the Secretary of Defense Staff and the Air Staff. After completion of the intern program in 2002, he served at Minot AFB as the Chief, Emergency War Order Plans and Flight Commander, Emergency War Orders until 2004. Following this assignment, Lieutenant Colonel McAlpine attended Intermediate Developmental Education at the Air Force Institute of Technology, earning a Master of Science in Systems Engineering followed by Advanced Studies at the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies. Following the completion of his two degrees in 2007, Lieutenant Colonel McAlpine was selected as the Special Assistant and Senior Executive Officer to the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs at the Pentagon until 2010. Following his Pentagon Assignment he was assigned to Headquarters, Air Force Space Command responsible for strategy, policy and doctrine for the AFSPC Commander. In June 2011 he assumed command of the 335th Training Squadron until July 2013.
EDUCATION / Professional Military Education
1994 Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
1999 Squadron Officer School (Residence)
2002 Master of Arts, Organizational Management, George Washington University
2006 Master of Science, Systems Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Air University (Intermediate Developmental Education Residence)

Material and external links contained herein are made available for the purpose of peer review and discussion and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Naval War College, Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense.