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John Bradley


Associate Professor

Dr. John Bradley was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and later moved to Niceville Florida. After graduating from Niceville High School he attended Brigham Young University for one year before serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bahia Blanca, Argentina. After returning to BYU, he joined the Air Force ROTC and graduated in 1996 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Dr Bradley’s military assignments included Kunsan Air Base in 1996 and Eglin Air Force Base, Florida in 1997 while serving as a personnel officer. In the year 2000, he started Optometry School at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico. While an optometry student, he was selected for the Navy Health Services Collegiate Program. Dr Bradley graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry in 2004 and was commissioned as an Optometrist in the Medical Service Corps of the United States Navy. His US Navy assignments included the US Naval Hospital Pensacola, Florida in 2004 and the Naval Branch Health Clinic, Iwakuni Marine Corps Air Station, Japan. In July 2010, as a Naval officer he attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he studied biomarkers involved in inflammatory ocular surface disease and later received a PhD. In August 2013, he reported to the Naval Aerospace Medicine Institute (NAMI), Pensacola, Florida, where he earned his wings as an Aerospace Optometrist. In July 2014, Dr Bradley moved to the Naval Medical Research Unit – Dayton at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio and conducted joint aeromedical research which included lasers and color vision. He retired from the US Navy in June 2017. In July 2017, Dr Bradley started teaching Optometry at the Kentucky College of Optometry in Pikeville. He was the course director for both Basic and Intermediate Optometry Theory and Techniques courses. In 2019, he was hired by the US Army to work at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. He is the refractive surgery optometrist at the Warfighter Refractive Eye Surgery Program. In addition to his work in Germany, in 2023, he started working part time for the College of Optometry at the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Dr Bradley married Janice Johnson in 1996 and they have five daughters.