Vice Admiral, USN
Jamie Foggo

Commander, 6th Fleet
Commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces, NATO
Naval Striking and Support Forces

OSC '87, Strasbourg, France

VADM Jamie Foggo graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1981 and started his naval career as a student at the Naval Nuclear Power School. In 1983, he was assigned to his first submarine, the USS SEA DEVIL (SSN-664) as a Main Propulsion Assistant.

From 1986 to 1987, VADM Foggo pursued a Master’s in Public Administration at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Following his time at Harvard, VADM Foggo was selected to become an Olmsted Scholar. He started his experience in Strasbourg, France, at the University of Strasbourg in 1987 where he earned his Diplome d’Etudes Approfondies in Defense and Strategic Studies in 1989.

After finishing his Olmsted Scholar assignment, he continued his operations career as a Navigator/Operations Officer on the USS MARIANO G. VALLEJO (SSBN-658). In 1993, he became the Executive Officer on the USS NARWHAL (SSN-671). In 1994, he started his first assignment at the Pentagon as an Action Officer, Navy Roles and Missions his second assignment was as a Staff Specialist for Submarines and Surveillance Systems, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition and Technology).

“My Olmsted Scholar experience opened doors for me like the opportunity to work in the Pentagon.”

In 1998, VADM Foggo took command of the attack submarine, USS OKLAHOMA CITY (SSN-723). Under his command, the submarine was awarded the Submarine Squadron 8 Battle Efficiency Award and the Commander Fleet Forces Command Admiral Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy for most improved ship in the Atlantic Fleet.

In 2003, VADM Foggo returned for the third time to the Pentagon as Chief, Western Europe Division, JCS-J5 followed by Commodore, Submarine Squadron Six, Norfolk Naval Base and a return to the Pentagon as Executive Assistant to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.

His recent assignments include Executive Officer, Supreme Allied Command Europe; Director, Operations and Intelligence (N3), US Naval Force Europe-Africa; Director, Assessment Division, Office of Naval Operations; and Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans, and Strategy (N3/5B), Pentagon.

Amongst his awards, he has received the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit and Meritorious Service Medal. In 2006, the French government awarded him the Chevalier de l’Ordre National de Merite for his role in improving Franco-American relations. After 34 years of service, he serves today as Commander of the 6th Fleet, Naples, Italy and is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

“The Olmsted Scholar Program delivers what it promises for the Scholar. You enter knowing that this is going to be a unique challenge and experience.”

Major General Jack Briggs

Director of Operation, U.S. Northern Command

OSC ’95, Budapest, Hungary