Bradley (Ratcliff) Hudson
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Bradley (Ratcliff) Hudson

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Bradley W. Hudson formerly Ratcliff
Born 1970s.
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A native of Ridgeville, SC., LTC Bradley Hudson received his commission as a Medical Service Corps Officer by Direct Appointment in 2000. LTC Hudson earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC., a Master’s of Science from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, P.A. and a Master’s of Science Certificate in Forensic Toxicology from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. He is a graduate of the Academy of Health Sciences Officer Basic Course, Preventive Medicine Officer’s Course and Captain’s Career Course, NBC Defense Officer’s Course, Ordnance Officer Advanced Course – Reserve Component, Tactical Combat Medical Course, Support Operations Course, Security Forces Advisor’s Course, Command and General Staff Officer’s College (Advanced Tactics Track) and the U.S. Army War College Defense Strategy Course. He holds the following professional certifications: Lean Six Sigma Yellow and Green Belt; Society of International Logistics as a Master Logistician; National Registry of Environmental Professionals certification as an Environmental Scientist, Hazardous Materials Technician and Hazardous and Chemical Materials Manager; Association of Professional Industrial Hygienists certification as a Professional Industrial Hygienist.

LTC Hudson enlisted in the SC Army National Guard and attended Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, graduating Honor Graduate as a Cannon-fire Direction Specialist (MOS 13E). His first duty assignment was Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion 178th Field Artillery from May 1995 until December 1997. Civilian employment opportunities facilitated his transfer to the 3rd Battalion 124th Infantry Regiment of the Florida National Guard and re-classification as an Infantryman (MOS 11C). While assigned to 3rd Battalion, he served in various capacities and duty positions to include Fire Team Leader, Intelligence Analyst (MOS 35F). and Chemical Operations Noncommissioned Officer (MOS 74B). In 1999, he made the Army a full-time career and took an Active-Guard Reserve position with the 3rd Battalion 321st Air Defense Artillery as an Administrative NCO from January 1999 to August 2000. In August 2000, he transferred to the newly established Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team (CST) located at Camp Blanding, Florida. The CST is a joint Army and Air National Guard unit designed to support civil authorities at a domestic chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosives (CBRNE) incident site by identifying CBRNE agents/substances, assessing current and projected consequences, advising on response measures, and assisting with appropriate requests for state support to facilitate additional resources, both military and nonmilitary, to help save lives, prevent human suffering, and mitigate great property damage. LTC Hudson was a Direct Appointment into the Medical Service Corps in 2000. This opportunity allowed him to serve as the Nuclear Medicine Science Officer and Medical Team Leader for the CST for the next 4 years and CBRNE Reconnaissance Team Leader for 11 months where he gained invaluable experience working in support of civil authorities at all levels (local, state and federal).

LTC Hudson left the National Guard in 2005 for the Regular Army and was assigned to the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team (Spartans), 3rd Infantry Division, Ft Stewart, GA, after completing the Captain’s Career Course at the Academy of Health Sciences in San Antonio, Texas. He reported for duty in June 2006 and served as the Assistant Brigade S3 (Training) until the BCT’s deployment in April 2007. After a few months as the Plans Officer for the 26th Brigade Support Battalion in Al-Iskandariya, Iraq he assumed command of the Brigade Support Medical Company and led that company for the next 12 months in Al Kut, Iraq. After redeploying the company from Iraq, he relinquished command and assumed duties as the 26th Brigade Support Battalion S3 and prepared the battalion to redeploy to Iraq. After reassignment as the 2nd ABCT S4 (Rear), he coordinated the deployment and support of the forward deployed force throughout 2009. In 2010, he deployed as a Security Force Advisor team member with the 101st ABN (AASLT) serving with 1st Modular Brigade - Security Force Assistance (MB-SFA) (Bastogne) in Kunar Province as a National Police Mentor and 4th MB-SFA (Currahee!) in Paktika Province as an Afghan Army Brigade Logistics Mentor. Upon his re-deployment from Afghanistan, LTC Hudson attended the Command and General Staff College for Intermediate Level Education. During this time, he completed the Advanced Tactics Track and was selected to participate in the foreign officer exchange program with the British Army. After graduation, LTC Hudson completed Key Developmental assignments at 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Duke) 1st Infantry Division as Battalion Executive Officer for the 201st Brigade Support Battalion and Support Operations Officer. After coordinating the inactivation of that brigade, LTC Hudson was assigned as Operations Officer for the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Europe and Africa in Kaiserslautern, Germany. In this capacity, LTC Hudson was responsible for ensuring effective subsistence (CL I), medical (CL VIII), clothing and textiles (CL II), and industrial end items (CL IX), and base contracting support for Combined Joint Forces in the European, African, and Central Asian Combatant Command areas of operation, ensuring synchronized sustainment support for over 450,000 service members and their families. In March 2016, LTC Hudson was selected as the 2016 United States Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) Research Fellow for The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Center addresses regional and global security issues, inviting military and civilian representatives of the United States and Asia-Pacific nations to its comprehensive program of executive education and workshops, both in Hawaii and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The APCSS Fellowship provides a focal point where national officials, decision makers, and military officers can gather to exchange ideas, explore pressing issues, and achieve greater understanding of the challenges that shape the regional security environment. It is one of the Department of Defense’s five regional security studies centers. LTC Hudson assumed duties as Red Team Operations Officer for Headquarters, U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) in July 2017. In this capacity, his duties consisted of broadening the Commands understanding of the operational environment, assisting the commander and staff in framing problems and defining end state conditions, challenging assumptions, ensuring the perspectives of the enemies and adversaries and others are appropriately considered, anticipating cultural perceptions of partners, adversaries, and others and conducting independent critical reviews. As a strategic planner for Association of the United States Army’s Land Forces in the Pacific Symposium (LANPAC) 2018, LTC Hudson interfaced regularly with senior leaders and civilian executives and provided advice and counsel on Indo-Asian analysis forecasting strategies and outcomes for the organization. Finally, during his time at USARPAC, LTC Hudson was the first Logistics Officer to contribute to the development of the Multi-Domain Task Force. This experimental combat unit developed new tactics and techniques for lethally fast-paced future battlefields using emerging technology. The organization is capable of space, cyber, maritime, air, and ground warfare, extending its reach into all domains of military operations to support the Air Force, Navy, and Marines. Smaller dispersed, and agile — that are networked into other lethal systems that delivered by either air or maritime forces — Task Forces such as these will be essential to rip apart the A2/AD networks that future foes seek to leverage against the United States.

LTC Hudson’s awards include the Bronze Star (1OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (5OLC), Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation (3OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (1OLC), National Defense Service Medal with Star, Iraq Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Star, Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3), NATO Medal, the Combat Action Badge, the Combat Medical badge, and the Driver and Mechanic’s Badge with Wheeled Bar. LTC Hudson’s foreign awards and honors include the Silver German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge, the Bronze German Marksmanship Badge, and the Danish Contingent March Medal. He has been inducted into the Transportation Corps’ Honorable Order of Saint Christopher, the Ordnance Corps’ Order of Samuel Sharpe and the National Infantry Association’s Order of Saint Maurice - Legionnaire. LTC Hudson was also knighted as a Jäger in Rheinland-Pfalz in 2014.


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Hello, Bradley,

We are sorry to lose you as a member of the Military and War Project, but we understand that life gets busy and interests shift. Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin the project in the future if you wish.

Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Hello, Bradley,

It has been a couple of weeks since we contacted you about your participation in the Military and War Project and we are following up to make sure you wish to remain a member.

We understand that interests shift as we grow our shared tree and that some members may have moved on to projects more pertinent to the branches they are currently building. If this is the case for you, please let us know.

If we do not hear back from you within the week, we will assume you have moved on to other things for the moment and remove you from the project. Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin should your interests shift back in this direction.

Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Hello, Bradley,

On behalf of the Military and War Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members.

First, we want to thank you for your past participation in the Military and War Project. We appreciate your desire to honor your ancestors for their service to their countries, or even for your own service, wherever in the world. We hope that your membership has enhanced your WikiTree experience.

Please let me know if you are still active. and if so, in which ways you are currently contributing to the project.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Welcome to the 1776 project.

I have also awarded you the Military and War project badge as it is the umbrella project for all the wars.

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the projects and the guidelines we have in place.

Guide to working on military profiles

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

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Thanks for making your DNA test results available.
posted by PE Rosner
Hi. I've been working on the Viking profiles attempting to get them in order. When I searched for Vanlande I found this profile unlisted. Is it a Viking profile that was made unlisted because it has no dates?
posted by C. Mackinnon
hi we are 9th cousins 1r.nice to meet you.thanks
While I don't recognize the other names on your public tree, I am curious about the Hudson. Is there actually any Hudson's in your tree? My Hudsons were in Westmoreland co Va 1700's
posted by [Living Rothwell]
I saw that you added the tag for Sweden. Let me know if there is anything I can help you with when it comes to your Swedish roots.
Hi Bradley , We have some linked projects you might be interested in joining. United Kingdom Project which includes our Scottish Clans Project, Scotland Project and our linked Irish Roots Project

The site you want for BMD and census info for Scotland is

Good luck with your research .


posted by Maria Maxwell

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