On Wisconsin prisons or even prisons in general, most other experts will acknowledge that Brad Hompe has very few peers. After all, he is among a select few career prison workers who has held nearly every position available in the prison system at one time or another, and most agree that he has done a remarkable job at every level. Besides his long time as a warden, he worked his way up through the ranks to get there, starting as a corrections officer, sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, unit manager and deputy warden along the way.

These days, Brad Hompe is considered very knowledgeable regarding every element of jail and prison development and operation, including use of force procedures and policies, the development and implementation of training programs, and the areas of evaluation and incident management techniques and policies. His expertise is so complete, he is also considered an authority on food service, sanitation and fire safety, among other areas.