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Controversial military academic William C. Bradford was hired by the prestigious U.S. Military Academy at West Point on Aug. 1. By the end of the month, he resigned from his position following a string of articles exposing his exaggerated academic and military resumes. Bradford taught for a total of five days before severing ties with West Point.

While working at the University of Indiana’s law school, Bradford claimed in his faculty profile that he served in the Army infantry from 1994-2001 and saw active duty in Operation Desert Storm. Of course, Operation Desert Storm ended in 1991. Bradford’s profile also claimed that he earned his Ph.D. and J.D. during the same years he was supposedly in combat.

In truth, Bradford saw no active duty and won no awards. He served in the Army Reserve from 1995-2001 and was discharged as a second lieutenant without seeing any combat at all.

The professor resigned from the University of Indiana in 2005 just before the truth of his military record came to light. However, his lies continued for the next decade. In his most recent article, Bradford identifies himself as a professor from the National Defense University. The institution denies that Bradford ever was a student or employee of NDU.

Aside from padding his resume, Bradford wrote and published a 100+ page article arguing that legal experts critical of the war on terror should be targeted and eliminated by the military just before his hiring at West Point. 

Let’s just way we’re glad Bradford was only let loose on actual West Point students for five days.