Mr. Clifford D. Bradley entered Government service on May 7, 1951 at the Ordnance Tank-Automotive Center (now the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command), Warren, Michigan, as a Design Engineer of military vehicles.
During the next 31 years of continuous service with the Army, he had the distinction of being a key participant, as a designer or manager of design, in the development of every major combat system for the U.S. Army. He was involved in the development of the M108, 109, 107, and 110 Self-Propelled Howitzers through the M113 Armored Personnel Carrier; the M551 Reconnaissance Vehicle; and tanks from the M48 series through the M60, MBT70, XM803, and the M1. Mr. Bradley played a vital role in adding these combat vehicles to our fighting forces and can truly be labeled as one of the Army's post-World War II senior designers and developers of combat vehicles.
Most recently, he contributed significantly to the development of the Army's combat vehicle program for the 1985 through 2000 time period. He has developed and launched both mid-term and far-term combat vehicle programs which will shape the Army's close combat vehicle fleet for the 21st Century.
Throughout Mr. Bradley's distinguished career in government, he has been unselfishly dedicated to broadening the Army's knowledge and understanding of the various complex and often conflicting technologies and requirements that must be integrated into a total entity called a combat vehicle. His leadership and exceptional expertise has been recognized among the combat vehicle development communities of the free world, and he has been considered by many as a national asset.