Captain John Bradley was a distinguished commander and skilled tactician. He was in command of a Triton-class Heavy Destroyer, the HMS Watchman. He was offered a promotion to commander of a Hera-class Carrier, but turned it down due his closeness to his crew. His quick thinking saved hundreds of lives during the Battle of the Antaeus Nebula. He was notable for his love of life and the extents he would go to to safeguard it. He died during the Battle of Hemera when he rammed the Watchman, into a Swarm Flagship, destroying it, and enabling the beleaguered Allegiance fleet to hold out long enough for reinforcements to arrive. Estimates for how many people this action saved vary; some place it at around 10,000, the crew of the Allegiance fleet, others place it at millions taking into account the civilians of the planet. He was survived by two sons, Antion and Ben, who would later grow up to join the Navy's Air Corps.