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Biography

Captain K.F. Bradley

September 2015 - current

Captain Kaylin F. Bradley was born in Medicine Hat, AB. In September of 2000, Captain Bradley joined the 2313 South Alberta Light Horse (Kiwanis) RCACC. Over the course of a six-year cadet career, he obtained the rank of Cadet Chief Warrant Officer and held the position of Regimental Sergeant Major. Captain Bradley attended a total of 36 weeks of summer training in: Vernon (British Columbia), and Whitehorse (Yukon) Cadet Training Centres. Captain Bradley spent three summers as a staff cadet at Whitehorse Cadet Training Centre (CTC) working with the Cadet Leadership Instructor Adventure program. Captain Bradley is a recipient of the Lord Strathcona Medal (2005), and the Army Cadet Service Medal (2004) – with additional service bars for 2005 and 2006. Captain Bradley was presented with the appointment of Master Cadet in 2005 and was the first runner-up for top army cadet in Alberta in his final year.

Enrolling into the Canadian Armed Forces as a Cadet Instructor Cadre Officer in 2009, Captain Bradley has worked exclusively with his home corps at 2313 in a variety of positions, including TrgO and AdminO. Captain Bradley has completed several Class B taskings, mainly in support of the expedition program at the Zone, Regional, and National level, including a memorable return to Whitehorse to run Zone expeditions for the Northern Region cadets. Captain Bradley also worked one full summer at Rocky Mountain National Cadet Training Center, and continues to provide additional support both at Rocky Mountain CTC and Vernon CTC, mostly in his capacity as a Canoe Instructor, Mountain Bike Instructor, and Expedition Team Leader. Captain Bradley was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for his work with the cadet program.

Captain Bradley was promoted to his current rank in 2014 and appointed Commanding Officer of 2313 on 17 September 2015.

Captain Bradley attended Crescent Heights High School in Medicine Hat. Today, Captain Bradley is a division manager with a local exterior renovation company.

Captain Bradley actively volunteers in his local community, chairing his condo board, trail building with the 670 Collective Mountain Bike Club, and working with the Royal Canadian Legion.

In his spare time, Captain Bradley enjoys being outside fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking, and snowshoeing. He has two cats - Penny and Willow - which are clearly the superior pet as they can be left home alone for several weeks at a time.