In Memoriam: ADM Sylvester Foley Jr. ’50, USN (Ret.)

Distinguished graduate ADM Sylvester “Bob” Foley Jr. ’50, USN (Ret.), died on 31 December at the age of 91.

ADM Foley’s 35-year Navy career culminated with his service as Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet. He later served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of Energy for Defense Programs under President Ronald Reagan before beginning a business career with Raytheon. He was recognized as a Distinguished Graduate of the Naval Academy in 2012.

ADM Foley is survived by his wife Ellen, four children, 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Three of his children and grandchildren are Naval Academy graduates.

His obituary is available here. His funeral will take place at the Academy on Friday, 10 January. Additional information about the services will be forthcoming and posted to