John J. Bradwell

Retired: December 1981


Wife: Kathleen

Children: John, Jett, James

Grandchildren: Andrew, Jordan, Colman, John, Jonah,Catherine,William, Jacob

Jobs / Assignments
1961 Lackland AFB, TX Officer Candidate School
1961-64 Kirtland AFB, NM Deputy Accounting and Finance Officer
1964-67 Laon AB, France Accounting and Finance Officer
1967-68 Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand Accounting and Finance Officer
1968-71 Cedar Rapids, IA Asst Proffessor of Aerospace Studies, Coe College
1971-73 Tallahassee, FL (FSU) AFIT Advanced Degree Program
1973-81 Maxwell AFB, AL Faculty Member, Air University
Dec 1981 Retired from USAF - Lieutenant Colonel
1982-Present Montgomery, AL Faculty Member (Speech), Auburn University
1982-95 Montgomery, AL Licensed Professional Counsellor, Private Practice

Jun 1954 Associate Degree, Centerville Jr. College, Centerville, Iowa
Aug 1963 BA Degree (Education), Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa
Jun 1973 MS Degree (Counseling), Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Jun 1979 ABD for EdD (Counseling), Auburn University


John remembers . . . ” When Jim Coats was my roommate, two members of the first class were coming to inspect our room. Jim and I had everything perfect, so we expected to pass. One of those coming to inspect was probably the most sadistic member of our first class. They couldn ’ t find anything wrong, so this individual reached down under Jim ’ s bed and claimed he found a little ball of lint (wooly-booger) in the corder of the frame. He then went berserk, overturning our beds and tearing everything out of our closets. He then put Jim in the “ green chair ” and left the room. Forth-five minutes later they came back and told Jim to get up. He couldn ’ t get up, nor could he walk. At this point they panicked, and started carrying him up and down the hallway trying to restore circulation in his legs. After a tense period of time, Jim was eventually able to walk again. Considering the medical knowledge we have today, Jim could have experienced a serious blood clot. This even almost turned me against OCS. ”