Bradley retires from 24-year naval career

Published 11:59 pm Friday, June 4, 2010

Lt. Commander Lamar R. Bradley, an Andalusia native, ended his 24-year career naval career with a retirement ceremony at the National Museum of Naval Aviation on board NAS Pensacola, Fla., on June 3.

Bradley is the son of Frances Lee Bradley.

During his military career, he has served through numerous deployments, including two deployments to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and duty stations. In September 2007, Bradley was promoted to the rank of lieutenant commander and transferred to Pensacola, where he was assigned as the officer in charge of air training department.

Personal awards during his career include a meritorious service award, five Navy and Marine Corps commendation medals, seven achieve metals, three good conduct medals, eight sea service deployment ribbons and numerous other unit and campaign awards.

Attending Bradley’s retirement ceremony were Andalusia friends, Coach

Richard Robinson and wife Ethel, Beth Weed and her mother, Martha Duggan.

Bradley and his wife, Sylvia, have two children, Nicholas, 16; and Jordan, 15.

Lt. Comm. Lamar Bradley, shown with family friend Beth Weed, recently retired from a 24-year naval career. | Courtesy photo