Sergeant Major (Ret.) Bradley Adair
U.S. Army Special Forces Regiment.
Sergeant Major (Ret) Bradley Adair was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1963 and grew up in the Dallas/Ft Worth area. He enlisted in the United States Army in May of 1982 and attended Infantry Basic Training, Advanced Individual Training and Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia. He served 4 years with the 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Infantry Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He then spent 2 years as a Mechanized Infantry Platoon Sergeant in 1st Battalion, 61st Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) at Fort Polk, Louisiana before volunteering for Special Forces in 1988.
Sergeant Major (Ret) Adair spent his last 22 years with the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), minus a 3 year Special Warfare Center and School tour at Fort Bragg, North Carolina in the early 1990s. His 10th Group assignments include 11 years with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group in Bad Toelz and Stuttgart, Germany, Company Operations Sergeant for Company C, 3rd Battalion; First Sergeant of the Group Headquarters and Headquarters Company; Sergeant Major of the Tactical Support Detachment; Battalion Operations S3 Sergeant Major and S5 Plans and Exercise Sergeant Major, 2nd Battalion; and his last assignment was as the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Iraqi Special Operations Force (ISOF) Brigade in Baghdad, Iraq. Throughout his 22 year career in Special Forces, Sergeant Major (Ret) Adair has served as a Special Forces Weapons Sergeant (18B), a Special Forces Intelligence Sergeant (18F), Special Forces “Team” Sergeant, Company Operations Sergeant, Company First Sergeant (18Z), and Special Forces Sergeant Major (18Z).
His military education includes: Airborne School, Jungle Operations Training Course (Panama), all Non-Commissioned Officers Education Courses including Sergeants Major Academy – Class 58, Special Forces 18B Qualification Course, Special Forces Advanced Reconnaissance & Target Exploitation Techniques Course, Jumpmaster Course, Special Forces Operations & Intelligence Course, Special Operations Target Interdiction Course, and the Anti Terrorism Force Protection Level II instructors Course and Level III Program Managers Course. His civilian education includes: a Bachelor of Science from Excelsior College, Albany, New York, Security Professional Education Development (SPēD) Certification, Homeland Security and Terrorism Analysis Course, Army Material Command (AMC) Risk Management Course, National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS) Certification, Defense Security Service (DSS) Academy Information Security Course, and US Army Corps of Engineers Electronic Security Systems (ESS) Design Course.
Since retiring 01 November 2010, Sergeant Major (Ret) Adair worked for the U.S. Army Chemical Material Agency’s Pueblo Chemical Depot, in Pueblo, Colorado where he served as the Intelligence Officer and Overall Security Specialist. His Primary duties included: Information Security; Intelligence Oversight of multi-national Chemical Weapons Treaty personnel; intelligence input for PCD Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (ATFP) Plans, Threat and Vulnerability Assessments; Assistant Operations Officer in the Emergency Operations Center during Emergency Contingency Operations and Chemical Incident Management; Assistant Training Officer for Law Enforcement and Security Forces personnel; and Primary Electronic Security System Administrator and Electronic Fingerprint Administrator. He also served as a member of the Colorado Regional Threat Working Group, the PCD Anti-Terrorism Executive Committee (ATEC) and a participant with the Colorado Intelligence Analysis Center (CIAC).
Since October of 2013, Sergeant Major (Ret) Adair has been employed as an overseas professional contractor by the Engility Corporation at Camp Morehead, Afghanistan and currently serves as the Command Senior Mentor/Advisor and Team Lead to the Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC) School Of Excellence (SOE) and the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Afghanistan (CJSOTF-A) Special Operations Advisory Group (SOAG) SOE Advisor responsible for developing Training, Plans and Policies, Future Operations, and Doctrine and Proponency for the ANASOC SOE. He mentors, trains, and advises the ANASOC SOE Command and staff in all aspects of their roles, duties, and responsibilities; considers solutions involving any combination of doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, and facilities (DOTMLPF). Conducts training, advising, and mentoring on all aspects of staff organization and functions for a division level Special Operations Training School, including plans, training, operations, ranges, force protection and security operations responsible for training and producing all Afghanistan Military Special Operations Forces including Afghan National Special Forces and Commandos
Additionally, he serves as the Afghanistan Training Program (ATP) SOE Team Leader providing leadership, guidance, coordination of efforts and administration of a 37-person ATP-SOE Subject Matter Expert (SME) team.
Sergeant Major (Ret) Bradley Adair is a Lifetime member of the Special Forces Association; first joining SFA Chapter 65 in Bad Tolz, Germany, then SFA Chapter 5 in Stuttgart, Germany where he also served as the Chapter’s Secretary and Sergeant At Arms. He then transferred to SFA Chapter 4-24 in Colorado Springs, Colorado where he eventually served as Chapter President and was responsible for helping plan, organize and fundraise for the highly successful 60th Special Forces Anniversary Celebration Week which included a golf tournament, military tour of the current 10th Group Compound on Ft Carson, a 256-motorcycle Commander’s Ride through the Rocky Mountain Front Range, the Annual SFA Summer Picnic and capping off with seven of the “Original Manifest” surviving members being honored at the Formal 10th Special Forces Ball attended by 1,500 persons.