LCDR Jordan Foley

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LCDR Jordan Foley

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LCDR Jordan Foley is the Maritime Law Branch Head at the Office of the Judge Advocate General International and Operational Law Division (Code 10). He holds dual warfare qualifications in Submarine Warfare (Officer) and the Navy Space Cadre (VS5).

Foley graduated with distinction and first overall for Military Order of Merit from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2012 where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Chinese and served as a Brigade Commander. Foley was selected for the Immediate Graduate Education Program and earned a dual Master of Science degree in Political Science (Technology Policy) and Space Systems Operations from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology while serving as Naval Liaison to Lincoln Laboratory's Space Systems Analysis Group. During this tour, Foley fully qualified as a Space Cadre Operations Officer.

Following graduate school, Foley completed the Advanced Naval Nuclear Power Course in Charleston, SC and was assigned to the USS Annapolis (SSN 760) in 2015 where he earned his “dolphins” and fully qualified as a Submarine Officer. Foley served as the Reactor Control Assistant during a major Engineered Overhaul in Portsmouth Naval Shipyard where he oversaw the complete conversion of the reactor instrumentation and control system. Foley also served as the Quality Assurance Officer during Annapolis' change of homeport to San Diego. He earned his Sea Service Deployment ribbon while serving as the Annapolis' Communications Officer. In 2018, Foley was selected for the Law Education Program and graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 2021. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association. After graduating from Naval Justice School, Foley served as an initial tour judge advocate at RLSO Southeast Detachment Pensacola.

In 2022, Foley completed a Master of Arts from the Naval War College in National Security Studies with an Asia Pacific focus as part of his Joint Professional Military Education. Foley speaks, reads, and writes Mandarin Chinese, and as an Ensign, he participated in the first ever Naval Officer exchange with the People's Republic of China at their Dalian Naval Academy in Northern China.

At the U.S. Naval Academy, Foley was a four year starter as a running back and kick return specialist on the Varsity Sprint Football team and owns the school records for punt return yardage in a game, season, and career. He continues to coach youth football.

Foley is authorized to wear the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals (with two gold starts), the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and a Sea Service Deployment ribbon.

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