Tom M. Bayley, Select One

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer College of Leadership and Ethics
Capt., U.S. Navy, Retired
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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.

Areas of Expertise

  • Command and Control
  • Ethics
  • HA/DR
  • Homeland Security
  • Joint Operations
  • Leadership
  • Military Planning
  • Nuclear
  • Operational Warfare
  • Submarine Warfare

Professional Highlights


Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer (CDIO)

Volunteered as CDIO to become NWC's first CDIO to tackle inclusion issues and diversity at NWC. This rapidly expanded because of efforts to working with Navy senior leadership on leader development (as Deputy Dean) to reshape the approach toward diversity and inclusion.

Deputy Dean, College of Operational & Strategic Leadership

Supported the dean, especially in efforts to develop "The Navy Leader Development Strategy" for CNO as well as follow-on guidance "Navy Leader Development Framework". Continued to support Fleet Commanders and their staffs around the globe in exercises, engagement activities, and real world ops.

Acting Dean, College of Operational & Strategic Leadership

Oversaw various courses and the Assist and Assess Team (AAT) which supported the Fleet Headquarters around the globe. Also oversaw NWC activities involving leader development & professional ethics for the military. Worked Capability Based Competency Assessment research for talent management.

Co-Director, Joint Force Maritime Component Commander (JFMCC) Flag Officer Course

Following 25 yr career as nuclear submarine officer, started up JFMCC Flag Officer Course for NWC which was the "seed corn" for follow-on growth to help the U.S. Navy grow the Maritime Operations Center (MOC) Concept. This grew into a larger organization and additional courses and activities at NWC.


M.A., U.S. Naval War College, National Security & Strategic Studies

B.S., Texas A&M University, Radiation Protection Engineering

Fellowship, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies

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Awards and Decorations

Meritorious Civilian Service Award
Department of Navy

News, Media, & Events

VIDEO: 45 Seconds on Stoicism and Leadership

Aug. 19, 2019
News Publication

Annual Naval War College Army-Navy Flag Football Game: 2019

Dec. 06, 2019
3:00 p.m.
Nimitz Football Field, Naval Station Newport, Newport, RI 02841

Why Not an American Admiral Gorshkov?

Jul. 15, 2019
The National Interest
Article Publication

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