Distinguished Dudley: Introducing our Battalion Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Bradford Dudley

Distinguished Dudley: Introducing our Battalion Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Bradford Dudley
Patrick White ‘20

You can't spell "Bradford Stone Dudley" without the word "Studley." This school year, 2018-2019, the Corps of Cadets at Benedictine College Preparatory will be led by Lieutenant Colonel Bradford Dudley, a stand-out Cadet in the classroom, on the parade deck and on the baseball field. Dudley holds a cumulative GPA of 4.5 and has been part of many clubs throughout his time at BCP. These activities include: Emmaus, Latin Club, Modern General Assembly, Model Judiciary and the Forensics Club. Additionally, Dudley serves on the Honor Court, the National Honor Society and has been part of the color guard and drill teams.

Throughout his time at BCP, Dudley has had superb performances in the drill events: Platoon Drill and Squad Drill. As a sophomore, when he was a staff sergeant, Dudley led his squad from the Honor Platoon to a crisp victory. As a junior and a sergeant major, he claimed his second Drill title when his hand-selected platoon from the Honor Platoon took a clear-cut first place. With these wins, it was evident to the faculty, staff and the Cadets that his future on the parade deck as a senior would be bright.

Dudley shares a love with fellow Cadets of his beloved sport of 13 years, baseball. Coming from St. Benedict's Catholic School, he was part of the Benedictine Middies baseball team for two years before coming to BCP. While at Benedictine, he was part of the JV team for two years, where he played catcher, and took his talents to the varsity team as a junior. "Having Brad on the baseball team is awesome," said sophomore Bennett Lloyd. "He gives it all he's got and is the best teammate someone could ask for."

Outside of school, Dudley has a love for multiple-day hikes. "I love the outdoors," said Dudley. "Hikes are a great time for me to explore nature and just relax."

Reading is another hobby that Dudley frequently enjoys. "Reading is awesome!" Dudley exclaimed. "It helps my writing tremendously, and I get to better my vocabulary as well."

As for freshmen orientation, Dudley said he enjoyed orienting the freshmen. "Along with [orientating] the freshmen, I love seeing the new wave of freshmen come in as individuals and come together as a unit," he said. "I am honored to be able to aid the freshmen in becoming Benedictine Cadets and to see them come together as one."

"Brad is one of the best Cadets I have seen throughout my time at Benedictine," said junior Cullen Vita. "He is one of the nicest guys in school, if not the nicest. He will do anything to help anybody succeed."

With such great accolades, it is safe to say that the Corps of Cadets is in the best hands for the 2018-2019 school year with the leadership of its battalion commander.

Distinguished Dudley: Introducing our Battalion Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Bradford Dudley
Distinguished Dudley: Introducing our Battalion Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Bradford Dudley

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