Thomas Modly

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Thomas Modly
Defense Writers Group Breakfast with Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly (45210276311) (cropped).jpg
Under Secretary of the Navy
Assumed office
December 4, 2017
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byThomas P. Dee (acting)
Personal details
EducationUnited States Naval Academy
Georgetown University
Harvard Business School

Thomas B. Modly is an American businessman and government official who currently serves as the Under Secretary of the Navy.[1]


Modly is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Georgetown University, and Harvard Business School. He served on active duty in the United States Navy as a helicopter pilot and spent seven years as a U.S. Navy officer.[2] He has held various leadership positions at Iconixx, Oxford Associates, and UNC Inc.,[3] and taught political science at the United States Air Force Academy.[4]

Prior to assuming his current role, Modly served as the managing director of the PricewaterhouseCoopers global government and public services sector and as the firm's global government defense network leader. He previously served as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Financial Management and as the first executive director of the Defense Business Board.


  1. ^ "PN891 — Thomas B. Modly — Department of Defense". U.S. Congress. 16 November 2017. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  2. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts". The White House. September 2, 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2017. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ Martin, Nichols (September 6, 2017). "President Trump to Nominate Thomas Modly for Navy Undersecretary Post". Executive Gov. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  4. ^ Eckstein, Megan (September 11, 2017). "SOCOM's James Geurts Nominated to Serve as Navy Acquisition Chief; Modly Nominated as Under Secretary". Retrieved 4 October 2017.