ABOUT

TRIATHLON BIO

 

ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2016 Qualified for 70.3 World Championships

  • 2016 70.3 Chungju South Korea Champion

  • 2015 USAT Elite Rookie of the Year

  • 2013 IRONMAN World Championship Military Category Male Champion

  • 2013 IRONMAN World Championship Military Category Team Champion

  • 2012 Air Force Male Athlete of the Year

  • 2012 IRONMAN World Championship Military Team Champion

  • 3x Member of the Air Force Triathlon Team (2012-2014)

  • 2011 Pacific Air Forces Male Athlete of the Year

  • 4x IRONMAN World Championship Qualifier (Age Group, 2011-2014)

  • 4x IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Qualifier (Age Group, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014)

Brad raced triathlon professionally from 2015 - 2021. Brad served in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years from 2004 through 2014, working as an aircraft maintenance technician, with much of his time spent overseas in South Korea, Turkey, and Afghanistan during his military career. Alongside work commitments, he managed to grow in the sport, culminating with his selection as the 2012 Air Force Athlete of the Year.

 

In 2011, Brad turned his focus to long course triathlon and set out to qualify for the IRONMAN World Championships. Under the guidance of coach Scott DeFilippis, Brad qualified at his first attempt to qualify at IRONMAN Korea. Fast forward 3 years, and Brad was back to Kona for the fourth time in 2014.  Brad raced primarily as an Age Group athlete in 2014. After a tough day at the 2014 IRONMAN World Championships, he bounced back to make his pro debut at the Ocean Lava Triathlon / Spanish Long Course National Championships and finish as the 8th Professional. Over his 7 years as a professional he had 37 race starts with 22 Top 10's, 6 Top 5's and a 70.3 Win.

Brad now spends his time coaching athletes from beginners to IM World Championship qualifiers with a focus of keeping a balanced and healthy lifestyle in the sport of triathlon. Alongside his coaching work he works for Precision Fuel & Hydration and is a father to three young children.

MILITARY BIO

 

STAFF SERGEANT BRADLEY T. WILLIAMS

 August 2004 – August 2014

AFSC:  2A373, Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman

Staff Sergeant Bradley T. Williams was a Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman while in the Air Force. Sergeant Williams was born in Modesto, California, on 18 March 1986. He attended Riverbank High School, graduating in May 2004. He lettered for two years in football and basketball. He was a member of the academic decathlon team and was president of the local 4-H club.  Prior to graduation, Sergeant Williams enlisted in the Air Force under the delayed enlistment program.  He officially entered and arrived at Lackland AFB in August of 2004 for basic training.  Upon graduation, he attended technical training as a Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Specialist at Sheppard AFB, Texas.  Sergeant Williams’ first assignment was to the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina, in April of 2005. Sergeant Williams has a diverse background as an Assistant Dedicated Crew Chief, Postal Service Center Section Supervisor and Registered Mail Section Supervisor, Transient Alert/Crash Recovery Shift Leader, and a Senior Weapons System Coordinator.  His military awards and decorations include the Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster, and Korean Defense Service Medal.  He was also selected as the 2009 Air Force Postal Airman of the Year and the 2012 Air Force Athlete of the Year.  He was active in the military and civilian community as an active member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Team Red, White, and Blue.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

  • Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters

  • Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster

 

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2014-  Graduated Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics

  • 2012- 18th Annual Association of the United States Army “Life in Korea” Essay Contest Grand Prize Winner

  • 2011- Completed CCAF (Community College of the Air Force) in Aviation Maintenance Technology & Information Technology (Awarded with Pitsenbarger Scholarship at CCAF Graduation)

  • 2010- Completed Airman Leadership School at Incirlik AB, Turkey

  • 2010- Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Dean’s List Summer 2010

  • 2009- Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Dean’s List Winter 2009

  • 2005- Completed Tech School and arrived at Seymour Johnson AFB, NC

  • 2004- Completed Basic Military Training and Arrived at Technical School at Sheppard AFB, TX

MILITARY ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2013- 457th Fighter Group Non-Commissioned Officer of the 2nd Quarter

  • 2011- Outstanding Performer in 51st Fighter Wing Operational Readiness Inspection

  • 2011- Outstanding Performer in 51st Fighter Wing Operational Readiness Exercise

  • 2009- 39th Maintenance Group Airman of the Quarter (3rd Quarter)

  • 2009- 39th Maintenance Group Airman of the Year

  • 2008- Air Force Postal Airman of the Year

  • 2008- Pacific Air Force Postal Airman of the Year

  • 2008- Osan AB Postal Airman of the Year

  • 2008- Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award for 51st Communications Squadron

  • 2007- 51st Communications Squadron Airman of the Year

  • 2007- Osan Air Base Large Post Office of the Year for Air Force

  • 2006- 4th Maintenance Group Unsung Hero of the Month of November

  • 2005- Assistant Dedicated Crew Chief of the Month of April for 333rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit
     

ASSIGNMENTS

1.  August 17, 2004 – 1 October 2004, Trainee, Air Force Basic Military Training, 322 BTS, Lakeland AFB, TX

2.  Oct 2004 – February 2005, Student, Tactical Aircraft Maintenance, 362 TRS, Sheppard AFB, TX

3.  February 2005- March 2005, Student, Hot Training, 362 TRS, Tyndall AFB, FL

4.  April 2005- March 2007, Assistance Dedicated Crew Chief, Seymour Johnson AFB, 4th AMXS NC

5.  April 2007 – April 2009, Postal Specialist, 51CS, Osan AB, ROK

6.  May 2009- September 2010, Shift Lead, Transient Alert, 39 MXS, Incirlik AB, Turkey

7.  September 2010- September 2012, Senior Weapons System Coordinator, 51st MOS, Osan AB Korea

8. October 2012- August 2014, Weapons System Coordinator, 301st MOF, NAS JRB Ft Worth, Texas

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Staff Sergeant- 1 January 2010 

Senior Airman- 1 February 2007

Airman First Class- 1 October 2004