Mr. William B. Foley
Award: Clifford G. Geiger Award - Naval Logistics
Recipient: Mr. William B. Foley
For his exceptional leadership and influence within the naval logistics community as set forth in the following
Over his 29-year career, Mr. Foley's efforts have improved the operational readiness of the Navy's nuclear propulsion plants as well as driven long-lasting policy and procedural advancements in the management of classified materials within the Air Force, the Defense Logistics Agency and the Navy. While his tangible achievements are many and varied, Mr. Foley's greatest achievement has been the positive influence he has had as a mentor and leader across headquarters, Program field offices, and shipyards.
Since his arrival at Crystal City, Mr. Foley has been instrumental in facilitating change. He began his career in 1990 as the lead logistician responsible for the preparation and maintenance of program provisioning, as well as procurement quality assurance and Naval Shipyard support. Since 2001, he has served as the Branch Head for Modernization and Depot Level Maintenance Support within the Office of Resource Management, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Directorate, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), where he oversees and directs the work of logisticians and financial managers at Naval Reactors Headquarters; reactor plant prime contractors; Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), Nuclear Reactor Support Department; and the Naval Shipyards.
From undertaking the arduous task of digitizing the Naval Reactors Program provisioning documentation, a $6M impact, to automating the ShipAlt material procurement process to support vital alterations to shipboard reactor plant systems for NAVSUP, his efforts have been herculean. When NAVSUP inherited shipyard functions, he established the Nuclear Material Manager (Code 2305) branch within the Nuclear Engineering and Planning Department. When not driving change, Mr. Foley can be found training and routinely mentoring the junior Supply Corps Officers and engineers on DoD, Navy, and Naval Reactors-specific logistics, financial systems and the importance of application knowledge and configuration control. With an eye to the future, Mr. Foley envisions, designs and implements policies, processes and solutions that simplify and increase productivity, and does so with a practiced grace.
Mr. Foley is the quintessential naval logistician. His diverse, yet exceptionally detailed experience and ability to guide the Navy into the future sets an example for all. As a result of his leadership, the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program is positioned to provide topnotch logistics support to the nuclear fleet. An inspiration to countless engineers, logisticians, financial managers and prime contractors that he interfaces with daily, he epitomizes the exceptional attributes and involved mentoring leadership style of Clifford G. Geiger. We are pleased to name Mr. Bill Foley the 2019 winner of the American Society of Engineer’s Clifford G. Geiger award for Naval Logistics.