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Mr. Solley is program manager for Marstel-Day’s encroachment management initiatives for Marine Corps Installations Command and its Regional Commands. His work includes development of policy documents, communications and outreach plans, and various projects related to encroachment control. He has served as project manager of Encroachment Control Plans across the United States and overseas. These projects included 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 also led a Tactical Communications Plan for Naval Support Facility, Dahlgren, VA, and a Strategic Engagement Plan for Marine Corps Base, HI, and he acted as team leader or provided support for numerous other encroachment and other plans, including the Eastern North Carolina Regional Growth Management Plan.
Prior to joining Marstel-Day, Mr. Solley retired from the Marine Corps after 23 years of service. He gained substantial experience in Marines and Joint operations, training and education, ground warfare, and amphibious concepts, doctrine, and technology. His varied experience 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 and an MA in English from the University of Kentucky. He completed his PhD coursework at Duke University. He has served as a Fredericksburg city councilman, and he has significant experience in land use planning, local environmental issues, and the broad spectrum of local government activities.