DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD RECIPIENT
Mariemont High School Distinguished Alumnus Jeffrey W. Foley is a retired (2010) Brigadier General for the U.S. Army, having served as the 34th Chief of Signal and Commanding General, U.S. Army Signal Center. He is currently Vice President of Military Affairs for Georgia Regents University and Medical Center. Mr. Foley has served on numerous boards and is a sought-after public speaker specializing in leadership and team-building.
Mr. Foley graduated from Mariemont High School in 1974 where he earned varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball. He went on to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point where he played baseball and graduated with a BS degree. Mr. Foley also holds Masters degrees in Computer Systems (U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology) and National and Strategic Studies (National War College).
While in the Army, Foley held numerous leadership positions. As a tactical signal officer (including Chief of the Army Signal Corps), he designed, engineered, planned, operated, and managed communications networks and information technology capabilities for military units throughout the world. He served twice in the Pentagon and has been instrumental in the development of some of the largest and most complex communications and information networks in the world, including those for high profile military operations such as Desert Storm and Desert Shield, and Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
Mr. Foley is the recipient of numerous awards and decorations, including Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit; the Bronze Star Medal; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Master Parachutist Badge; Joint Chief of Staff Identification Badge; and Army Staff Identification Badge.
Upon retirement General Foley has served in the public speaking realm as a keynote speaker at over 13 major events on leadership.