Capt. Bader reported to the Naval War College in 2017 after serving as the executive officer of Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod. There, he was responsible for the supervision of 204 active duty and civilian personnel, and the operational employment of three HC-144A turboprop fixed wing aircraft and four MH-60T helicopters. Before that assignment, he was a fellow on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, where he assisted with the preparation, execution and oversight of the Department of Homeland Security’s $46 billion annual appropriation. He has also served as the engineering officer at Air Station Cape Cod and as a duty-standing aviator and flight examiner in the MH-60J/T helicopter.