Bradley L. Boyd

Bradley L. Boyd

Senior Military Fellow

CISAC Stanford University

Encina Hall, E111


Stanford, CA 94305


(650) 736-4703 (voice)

Research Interests

National Security Strategy | Disinformation | Deception | Cyber Operations


Brad Boyd is a U.S. Army infantry officer with 27 years of experience in the Marines and the Army. Most recently, he served as the Joint Readiness Training Center’s Chief of Plans and Exercise Maneuver Control. He also served as the Deputy Commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division, an organization of 4,000 paratroopers. Prior to this, Brad was the commander of the U.S. Army’s Global Response Force—responsible for readiness to conduct worldwide combat operations upon 18-hour notification. As a liaison officer, Brad helped develop the British Army’s Expeditionary Warfare Doctrine and Human Terrain Doctrine in 2013 and 2014, while also advising Senior British Army leaders on U.S.–U.K. Alliance issues.  Previously, Brad commanded a company that played a key role in the hunt for Saddam Hussein in 2003, and in 2010, he served as the Chief of Plans for all conventional military operations in Anbar Province, Iraq. Brad has a Master's degree in Military Science from the Army’s Command and General Staff College and a Master of Studies in International Relations from Cambridge. His research interests include political disinformation and deception in the cyber domain.