Bradley L. Bowman is a major and strategic plans and policy officer in the U.S. Army. As an assistant professor of American Politics, Policy, and Strategy and an academic counselor in the department of social sciences at the United States Military Academy at West Point, Major Bowman taught courses in American foreign policy and American politics, as well as designed and taught a new course entitled "Studies in Grand Strategy" that was featured on NPR. He has published several articles related to grand strategy and U.S. foreign policy and has received an award for excellence in teaching. Major Bowman served brief details on the Secretary of State's Policy Planning Staff and in the Office of Secretary of Defense for Policy during the summer of 2006. He earned an MA in international relations from Yale University (2004) and a BS in American politics from the United States Military Academy at West Point (1995). Prior to attending graduate school, Major Bowman served as a rated U.S. Army helicopter pilot for seven years, serving as a company commander, platoon leader, and battalion staff officer in the 25th Infantry Division and the 12th Aviation Battalion. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He conducted his fellowship at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.