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General Sir Adrian Bradshaw was Deputy Supreme Allied Commander NATO Europe 2014-17. Bradshaw also served as Director UK Special Forces (SAS) from 2006-09.
As Deputy Supreme Commander of all NATO military forces, Bradshaw was responsible for commanding operations and assurance activities on behalf of the 28 member nations and multiple partner nations.
From 2010-11, Adrian Bradshaw was also Deputy Commander of NATO Forces in Afghanistan where he was responsible for an alliance of 50 countries including 140,000 coalition personnel and 350,000 Afghan National Security Forces.
From 2005-08 Bradshaw was Director of the SAS where he designed and delivered a balanced series of new task forces in an emerging theatre of operations. He gained governmental support at the highest levels in the UK Ministry of Defence for non-traditional innovative methods and concepts to achieve a number of key strategic effects against high risks.
As well as this, Adrian Bradshaw is Strategic Advisor to a Middle Eastern Head of State since 2012. In this position he has a key role in the campaign against Daesh/ISIL.
Bradshaw is an international strategic leader with vast experience of working with Heads of Government across NATO, EU and World-wide. He also has huge expertise in building teams to deliver strategic outcomes often with significant risk.
…General Sir Adrian Bradshaw gave a hugely thought provoking speech dealing with the primary security issues that the UK and indeed the world faces today. His insightful commentary was both fascinating and disturbing and was delivered to an audience representing the City of London, for which his message was particularly salient. Happily he finished with a highly amusing story drawn from his military career, ensuring that everyone left this historic occasion in good cheer.
Events Co-ordinator, Lambeth Palace
The talk by General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, whose last job was Deputy Supreme Allied Command Europe at Mons, was the best I’ve ever heard from a military man. The opening part was wide-ranging geopolitical and in the second part he concentrated on the threat from and our best response to Russia and Islamic Terrorism. But his articulate extempore delivery of very detailed and insightful material was extraordinarily impressive, as indeed was his skill in answering questions afterwards, particularly his subtlety in response to whether he thought the killing of Soleimani was a good thing.
Secretary of the Pilgrims of Great Britain