General Jeffrey W. Foley, will Keynote Union’s 2016 Veterans in Union Celebration on June 29
Jeffrey W. Foley
CEO | President of Loral Mountain Solutions
Jeffrey W. Foley, Brigadier General United States Army (Retired) and CEO/President of Loral Mountain Solutions will deliver the keynote speech at the 2016 Union Institute & University Veterans in Union Celebration on June 29, 2016. The Cincinnati native and renowned leadership expert will share leadership lessons and encourage the veterans, now students at Union Institute & University, to continue to grow and make a difference in the lives of others.
President Roger H. Sublett invited General Foley to address the veterans. “General Foley’s commitment to lifelong learning, service, and leadership mirrors Union’s ongoing mission to engage, enlighten, and empower adults as they pursue a lifetime of learning, service, and social responsibility.”
General Foley will also laud the success of the Veterans in Union program initiated in 2015 with an anonymous grant of $293,000 that provides a $7500 living allowance stipend for eligible Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana veterans to earn or complete their degree. Currently, 15 veterans are enrolled in the program. In addition, the announcement of a new grant of $150,000 will be made. This grant combined with the initial $293,000 grant in 2015 totals $443,000 available to veterans.
Foley served his country for over 32 years in the United States Army leading soldiers in war and peace. His journey began in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was born and raised. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Throughout his military career he served in leadership positions around the world, in constantly changing environments, adapting to new organizations, all the time focused on the accomplishment of the mission and taking care of people. In his final assignment, he served as the Commanding General and Chief of the Army’s Signal Corps and Fort Gordon, Georgia.
General Foley holds master’s degrees in computer systems and national security and strategic studies. For more than 30 years, he was an active member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Association of the U.S. Army, and the Army Signal Corps Regimental Association. He serves on the Board of Directors for Leadership Augusta, Georgia Bank and Trust, the Executive Board for the Georgia-Carolina Council for Boy Scouts of America, the Central Savannah River Area Alliance for Fort Gordon, and the National Board for Lead Like Jesus, an organization co-founded by Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One Minute Manager. He was named Leadership Augusta’s Outstanding Leader in 2008.
In 2015, Union Institute & University bestowed upon him the Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, the university’s highest honor.