Capt. Bayley started at the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in 2005 as co-director of the Joint Force Maritime Component Commander (JFMCC) Flag Officer Course. He retired from the Navy as a submariner and joint specialty officer with a wide variety of assignments, including Commanding Officer of the fast attack submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763). He served as the acting dean for the College of Operational & Strategic Leadership for three years until 2011 when he became the deputy dean. In 2016 assumed duties as chief diversity and inclusion officer for the NWC. A native of Mount Vernon, Ohio, he was commissioned through the NROTC program at Texas A&M University in 1980.