The third generation of his family to serve in the military, Brad joined the Canadian Forces in 1975 under the Officer Cadet Training Program. He was posted to the 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise`s), in Petawawa, Ontario, upon completion of the Armour Officer training.
Regimental duty saw Brad serve in Canada, Germany and on a United Nations tour in Cyprus. Intermixed with his regimental duty, Brad served as an instructor at the Armour School of the Combat Arms Centre in Gagetown. He obtained his university degree from the University of Manitoba and completed the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College (Toronto) after returning from a three-year tour in Lahr, Germany. Brad was subsequently posted to the National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa where he served on the National Joint Plans staff for three years, completed one year as the Armour Officer Career Manager and nearly two years in the Directorate of Defence Analysis.
Brad retired from the Canadian Forces in 1998 at the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel when he joined National Headquarters of the Legion as an Administrative Officer. Five years later, he became the Director, Administration. Brad was a member of the organizing committee for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Director of the National Remembrance Day Ceremony and coordinator of the biennial national conventions. Brad was appointed to the position of National Executive Director in August 2009 and held that position until his retirement in May 2019.
Brad and his wife Thérèse are proud to call Dieppe, NB, home after their nomadic life. Their two sons, Jonathan and Erik, are serving members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and with their spouses, Amber and Janelle respectively, Brad and Thérèse now have five lovely grandchildren. Family life has always been important to the Whites.