David P. Bradney, Colonel USMC (Retired)

Title: Regional Vice President
Company: GardaWorld
Location: Helotes, Texas, United States

David P. Bradney, the regional vice president for the Central United States at GardaWorld, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Military for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the security services industry.

Hailing from more than 25 years of accumulated experience, Col. Bradney has distinguished himself through his role at GardaWorld, where he has served as the regional vice president for the Central United States since 2019. In this role, he leverages his expertise in leadership, program management, human resources, and strategic planning to deliver exemplary results on behalf of clients. He previously functioned in a similar role as the regional vice president of the Southern United States for Whelan Security, a security and investigation services firm that was acquired by GardaWorld in 2019. For many years prior to his work in security, Col. Bradney found success as a member of the United States Marine Corps, during which time he earned distinction in various roles of leadership, including as the commanding officer of an infantry battalion, a senior operations officer and the director of operations and training for the Expeditionary Warfare Training Group. 

Col. Bradney initially studied the Russian language and engaged in Central European, Eastern European and Eurasian studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1991. Following this accomplishment, he eventually attended Marine Corps University, from which he earned a Master of Arts in military operational art and science in 2008. He subsequently attained a second Master of Arts in national security and strategic studies at the U.S. Naval War College in 2014. In accounting for his overall success, Col. Bradney largely credits his intrinsic ability to think strategically and maintain an entrepreneurial conception of his goals. Likewise, he has a deep understanding of staff leadership, and knows how to spur team collaboration and accomplish needed objectives. Looking toward the future, he aspires to continue building a career in the civilian community and finish writing a book. 

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