George Solley

Marine Corps Program

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Mr. Solley is program manager for Marstel-Day’s encroachment management initiatives for Marine Corps Installations Command and the Regional Commands. His work includes development of policy documents, communications and outreach plans, and various projects related to encroachment management. His work includes a number of Encroachment Control Plans: Fort Indiantown Gap, PA; Marine Corps Base Hawaii; Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, 29 Palms, CA, and Marine Corps Air Station, Iwakuni, Japan, among others. These projects include extensive research, analysis, and development of creative solutions to issues related to conservation partnerships, ecosystem services, climate change planning, renewable energy planning, smart growth, and other sustainability issues. He has also led the team developing a Tactical Communications Plan for Naval Support Facility, Dahlgren, VA and Strategic Engagement Plans for Marine Corps Base, Hawaii, Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Arizona, and several Marine Corps installations in Japan, and has acted as team leader or otherwise supported numerous other encroachment and other plans, including seminal encroachment and engagement studies for Marine Corps Installations Pacific and the Eastern North Carolina Regional Growth Management Plan.

A retired US Marine, he has over 30 years of experience in the fields of Marine Corps and Joint operations, training and education, ground warfare, and amphibious concepts, doctrine, and technology. This experience is widespread and includes: development, management and conduct of military and government training and education; planning and management of operations, exercises, and wargame evaluations; analysis of systems, concepts, and doctrines; and production of written evaluations, doctrinal and technical manuals, summaries, and reports. He has taught technical and other forms of writing, authored several books and monographs, and received a number of awards for professional writing.

Mr. Solley holds a BA in English and history from Western Kentucky University. He also holds an MA in English from the University of Kentucky and completed his PhD coursework at Duke University. He is a former member of the Fredericksburg City government with significant experience in land use planning, local environmental issues, and the broad spectrum of local government activities. Mr. Solley continues to serve on various local government commissions and committees.