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November 2019

Veteran of the Month, November 2019
Colonel Retired Brad Beasley

After completing his studies at Central State University, Colonel Retired Brad Beasley served as a U.S. Army Officer for over 25 years, during which time he earned a Master’s Degree in Administration from Central Michigan University.  He is Airborne and Ranger qualified and a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College.  During his military career he served as an Infantry Rifle Platoon Leader and commanded at the Company, Battalion and Brigade levels of leadership.  He has led organizations with over 2,500 soldiers & civilian employees and has managed annual budgets in excess of $200 million.

Since retiring from the U.S. Army in 1998, Beasley has worked in executive level positions in Fortune 500 companies including Lockheed Martin Corporation and SERCO, Inc.  During his corporate years he accumulated over 20 years’ experience as vice president, program manager, project director, business developer and sales director personally responsible for winning and managing over $225 million in Department of Defense and other Federal contracts.  In 2006, Beasley started his own consulting firm, The Beasley Group.

Beasley serves in leadership positions of several Military Service Organizations (MSO’s) including the Association of the United States Army, the Tuskegee Airmen, the Military Officers Association of America and the Military Order of the World Wars.  Beasley was elected to two-year terms as president of National Memorial Day Association of Georgia and as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.  He also served two years as chairman of the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Council.  He is a lifetime member of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and Central State University National Alumni Association.  In March 2018, Beasley was inducted into the Central State University Achievement Hall of Fame.

Beasley and his wife Deborah have three grown children (Alena, Beau and Emerald) and three grandchildren (Lola Maria, Ayden and Nova).  He and his wife reside in Riverdale, Georgia.