Rafael Brathwaite is married to Aletha. Together they have four children two boys, two girls and
He is Retired from the Postal Service after 36 years as the Budget Analyst for the Alabama District. He is also a Retired Lieutenant Col 05 from the Air National Guard after 34 Years as a Personnel Officer/Equal Employment Opportunity Director.
He is currently self-employed as the owner of R&A Real Estate Rentals.
He is an unpaid advocate for The National Association of Postal Supervisors (NAPS) where heserves as the Fist Vice President and Legislative Representative for Branch 45 Birmingham.
He also serves as the Legislative Chairperson Chapter 51 National Active Retired Federal
Employees (NARFE). On April 1st,He became the President Central Alabama Caribbean
Association (CACAO).He is the elected Male Representative SDEC district 43.
Master’s Degree Air Command and Staff College (ACSC) Maxwell AFB, Military Ops Art and Science 2004
Bachelor’s Degree John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Government and Public Administration1990.
Associate Degree Conflict and Dispute Resolution/Mediation, John Jay College of Criminal
His federal decorations and awards include Air Force Commendation medal, AF Achievement Medal, AF Outstanding Unit Award, Air reserve meritorious Service Medal, National Defense service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal,AF Longevity Service, Armed Forces
Reserve Medal, and AF Training Ribbon.
Rafael was the former President of the St Albans Civic Association, President Men’s Club St Catherine of Sienna Roman Catholic Church. President T-Block Association,
Assistant Lead Organizer East Brooklyn Churches, Candidate School Board Electio