Justin Bradley is a sixth generation Montanan and was raised in the Bitterroot valley. After graduating from Stevensville High School in 2001, he joined the United States Marine Corps, where he was assigned to Second Battalion Third Marines in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Shortly after graduating from the School of Infantry he participated in Operation Enduring Freedom in the Philippines. He served on three more deployments the last being in Support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Justin received the rank of Sergeant and was honorably discharged in April 2006. He then enrolled in Flathead Valley Community College and later transferred to the University of Montana where he graduated with a degree in Sociology/Criminology in 2010.
Shortly after graduating Justin was hired as a misdemeanor probation officer and helped design and implement a new misdemeanor probation program for the city of Missoula. In 2012, he was hired as a Probation and Parole Officer for the Montana Department of Corrections in Bozeman. He began working as a traditional officer but later became an Intensive Supervision Officer (ISP). In 2014 Justin transferred to Missoula where he continued to work as an ISP Officer before transitioning back to a standard Probation/Probation Parole Officer in 2018. He is currently a liaison for the Missoula County Sheriff’s Department, the Missoula High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program and a DSO for the US Marshal Service. Justin has had the opportunity to work closely with numerous drug investigations, violent crimes and fugitive apprehensions.