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Rear Admiral Jeffrey Harley



Rear Admiral Harley assumed the duties as the 63rd President, Board of Inspection and Survey on 18 October 2013.

Harley's formative sea duty assignments include tours as anti-submarine warfare officer and Combat Information Center officer in USS Samuel Eliot Morison (FFG 13); chief engineer in USS David R. Ray (DD 971); operations officer in USS Cowpens (CG 63); executive officer in USS Benfold (DDG 65); commanding officer in USS Milius (DDG 69); Commander, Destroyer Squadron Nine and, most recently, as Commander Amphibious Force SEVENTH Fleet/ Expeditionary Strike Group SEVEN/ Task Force 76. During these operational tours, he completed seven deployments to the Western Pacific/Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and Arabian Gulf. While commanding Milius, the ship participated in combat operations supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Ashore, Harley served as fleet scheduler for the commander in chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet, executive assistant to the director for Operational Plans and Joint
Force Development (J-7) on the Joint Staff, Asia-Pacific branch head in Deep Blue (N3/N5), and as director for Strategic Actions (N00Z) for the Chief of Naval Operations. He also served as the 20th director, White House Situation Room and was the vice director, Strategy, Plans and Policy (J5) at U.S. Central Command.

Harley attended the University of Minnesota graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and has received Master of Arts degrees from the Naval War College and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. Additionally, he served as a military fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, and is a member of the Council.

His personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.




 Mr. Gregory A. Sanford


Mr. Sanford is a GS employee serving as the Technical Deputy for President, Board of Inspection and Survey. This follows a30 year Navy career where he served as an Engineering Duty Officer (EDO), ultimately retiring in the rank of Captain on 1 July 2002. Originally from Spokane, WA, he graduated in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from the University of Idaho.

After college, he served three years as the Main Propulsion Assistant aboard USS BADGER (FF 1071), then a two year tour as Boilers Officer on USS LEXINGTON (CVT 16). In 1978 he attended Department Head School, leading to tours of duty as Weapons Officer on both USS HIGBEE (DD806) and USS SAMPLE (FF 1048).

In 1981 he was selected for the EDO community and was assigned to the Naval Postgraduate School where he received a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. From 1983 through 1987 he served in various billets at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard; including Ship Superintendent assignments on USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64), USS RANGER (CV 61), and USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA 3), Type Desk Officer for aircraft carriers, and finally the Planning and Engineering Superintendent. In 1987 he became the Navy’s Weapons Elevator Improvement Program Officer at Naval Sea Systems Command. This tour was followed by duty as the Engineer Officer onboard USS FORRESTAL (CV 59).He returned to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in l991, initially as the Business and Strategic Planning Officer and then completed his tour as the Operations Officer.

Mr. Sanford then spent 1994 to 1996 as the Senior Engineer for the Board of Inspection and Survey, Atlantic. The following two years he was assigned to the Naval Sea Systems Command Engineering directorate; first as the deputy group director for Environmental and Auxiliary Systems, and then director for Technical Authority and Accountability. Following his tour of duty as Commanding Officer, Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Puget Sound, he reported as Deputy to the President, Board of Inspection and Survey, NAB Little Creek, VA. Subsequently he was selected for hire in the newly created Technical Deputy civilian billet following his retirement from Navy service.