Colonel Brian P. Foley
Colonel Daniel L. Thomas
A native of Blackstone, MA., Col. Brian P. Foley was commissioned into the Army in 1990 through the ROTC program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He was subsequently assigned as an ROTC Advanced Camp instructor at Ft. Bragg in 1990. He graduated the Air Defense Officer Basic course at Fort Bliss, Texas in 1991 and then became a Fire Control Platoon Leader, 1st Battalion 7th Air Defense Artillery (Patriot), Kaiserslautern, Germany. While there, he deployed in support of Operation Determined Resolve until 1992. After returning to Germany, Col Foley became the Nodal Platoon Leader, 413th Signal Company, 94th Air Defense Artillery Brigade until 1994.
After returning to the U.S., Col. Foley graduated from the Signal Corps Officer Advanced Course in 1994 and then moved back to Fort Bliss to command the 286th Signal Company, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade until 1996.
Col. Foley then graduated the Combined Arms and Services Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas before returning to Fort Bliss to become the S3( Battalion Training Officer), 70th Ordnance Battalion, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade until 1997.
Col. Foley returned to Fort Bragg in 1997, where he graduated from the Advanced Airborne Course (Jumpmaster) while serving as Information Management Officer, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne). From 1999 until 2001, Col Foley served as the Sensitive Activities Information Management Support Team Leader, U.S. Army Special Operations Command. Staying Airborne, Col. Foley served as the G6, 1st Corps Support Command (Airborne), XVIIIth (18th) Airborne Corps until June of 2002. He next served as the S3, 50th Signal Battalion (Corps) (Forced Entry) (Airborne), 35th Signal Brigade deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from 2002-2003. Returning from his deployment, Col. Foley graduated from the Command and General Staff Officer’s Course, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth in 2004.
Col. Foley returned to Fort Bragg for the third time as G6, U.S. Army Special Forces Command (Airborne) until February 2008 when he assumed command of the 50th Signal Battalion (Expeditionary), 35th Signal Brigade. Col. Foley deployed with the battalion in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2009.
Prior to assuming the duties as Ft. George G. Meade Garrison Commander, Col. Foley served as Coalition Branch Chief, Joint Staff J6 at the Pentagon.
Col. Foley’s academic credentials include a Bachelor of Science-Management Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass, a Masters of Business Administration from Webster University and a Masters of Science-National Security Strategy from the National War College.
Col. Foley’s personal awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Bronze Star (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Cluster), Valorous Unit Award, Joint Meritorious Unit Medal (with Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Superior Unit Award, Master Parachutist Badge, and Joint Staff Service Badge.
Col. Foley is married to the former Lisa Marie Ende of Marilla, NY. They have two children, Mary Claire and Liam Scott.