Navy Biography

12/4/2017 - Present

Thomas B. Modly

Thomas B. Modly

Mr. Thomas B. Modly of Ohio was sworn in as the 33rd Under Secretary of the Navy Dec. 4, 2017.

Mr. Modly was most recently the Managing Director in Price Waterhouse Cooper’s National Security Practice and the Global Government Defense Network Leader for the firm which he joined in 2007. During that time, he also served as a member of the non-profit Business Executives for National Security.

Mr. Modly previously served as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Financial Management from 2004 to 2007. In the 10 years prior, he served as Co-Founder and Vice President, Corporate Development of Iconixx from 1998 to 2002; Vice President of Oxford Associates from 1996 to 1998; and Director Corporate Development of UNC Incorporated from 1992-1996.

Mr. Modly graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science, with distinction, in Political Science. Upon graduation he joined the United States Navy and proudly served as an UH-1N pilot until 1990, when he departed active duty for business school and the private sector. While serving in the Navy, Mr. Modly attended Georgetown University where he earned a Master of Arts in Government/International Relations in 1983. He also attended Harvard Business School from 1990 to 1992 where he earned a Master’s in Business Administration with Honors in Business, Government and Strategy.


Updated: 3 April 2018