Omar Nelson Bradley was a senior officer of the United States Army during and after World War II, holding the rank of General of the Army. Bradley was the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and oversaw the U.S. military's policy-making in the Korean War. Born in Randolph County, Missouri, Bradley worked as a boilermaker before entering the United States Military Academy at West Point. He graduated from the academy in 1915 alongside Dwight D. Eisenhower as part of "the class the stars fell on." During World War I, Bradley guarded copper mines in Montana. After the war, Bradley taught at West Point and served in other roles before taking a position at the War Department under General George Marshall. In 1941, Bradley became commander of the United States Army Infantry School. After the U.S. entrance into World War II, Bradley oversaw the transformation of the 82nd Infantry Division into the first American airborne division.
|Born:||Omar Nelson Bradley, February 12, 1893, Clark, Missouri, U.S.|
|Died:||April 8, 1981, New York City, U.S.|
|Resting place:||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Education:||United States Military Academy (BS)|
|President:||Harry Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower|
|Preceded by:||William D. Leahy, (as Chief of Staff to the Commander in Chief)|
|Succeeded by:||Arthur W. Radford|
About Omar Bradley
American general who commanded the U.S. Army in North Africa during World War II.
Omar Bradley Before Fame
He graduated in 1910 from Moberly High School, where he had served as captain of the baseball and football teams.
Achievement of Omar Bradley
His original goal was to study law, but he pivoted and embarked upon what would become a long and distinguished military career.
Omar Bradley Family Life
His parents were named Mary Elizabeth Hubbard and John Smith Bradley.
Associations of Omar Bradley
He led more than one million U.S. troops against Adolf Hitler during World War II.
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