ADM 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, ADM Foggo pursued a Master’s in Public Administration at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Following his time at Harvard, ADM 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).
In 1998, ADM 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, ADM 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 Commander of the 6th Fleet, Naples, Italy, 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 38 years of service, he serves today as Commander of US Naval Forces Europe-Africa and is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.