Lieutenant Commander Joseph Foley is the Senior Policy Advisor for the United States Coast Guard, Reserve Forces Policy Board, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C. The Reserve Forces Policy Board serves as an independent adviser to the Secretary of Defense, providing advice and recommendations to the Secretary on strategies, policies, and practices designed to improve and enhance the capabilities, efficiency and effectiveness of the Reserve components.
Lieutenant Commander Foley is concurrently assigned to U. S. Coast Guard Headquarters Office of Reserve Affairs, as the Chief of Reserve Policy and Plans Division. He is responsible for strategic workforce planning to recruit, access, organize, train, administer, and support national surge capability of over 8,000 reserve members. Lieutenant Commander Foley is a native of Old Forge, NY and enlisted in the U. S. Coast Guard in 1984. He served as an Aviation Maintenance Technician until receiving his commission as an officer in 2001. Prior to assuming his duties Lieutenant Commander Foley served as the Deployable Operation Group Reserve Manager where he was responsible for the quality control and readiness for over 1,500 Reserve personnel attached to Deployable Operations Group and Deployable Specialized Forces units. He served as primary advisor to the Deployable Operations Group Commander on all Reserve Component matters. His military assignments include ISC Miami, District Seven operations, Port Security Unit 307 and multiple Coast Guard Air Stations.
Prior to pursuing a full-time military career Lieutenant Commander Foley worked in the investment business for UBS, Paine Webber, and Prudential. LCDR Foley holds an MBA from The George Washington University and a Bachelors of Science in Business from The University of South Florida.
Lieutenant Commander Foley’s personal awards include the Coast Guard Commendation Medal (three awards), Coast Guard Achievement Medal (two awards), Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal, Coast Guard Reserve Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal (two awards), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal (three awards), and other campaign and unit awards.
(Current as of Aug 2014)