Bradford Hackert, an enlisted veteran, conducted counterterrorism and counterinsurgency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. He will graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a B.S. in Political Science. He traveled to Eastern Europe to study Nazi and Soviet occupation and oppression, provided humanitarian relief in Japan and Haiti, and competed as a decathlete. He plans to pursue a MA in War Studies and a MA in Public Policy at King’s College. Brad aspires to understand holistically the changing character of warfare in the 21stcentury and apply the correct lessons learned in the future within Special Operations Command.