About IFL
ADM James Loy, USCG (ret)
In August 2014, the Institute for Leadership was renamed in ADM James M. Loy’s honor as the outgoing Tyler Chair in Leadership.

In 2005, ADM Loy completed a 45-year career in public service, retiring as Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security. In this capacity, he was involved in all aspects of consolidating 22 separate agencies into one unified Cabinet department as well as managing the day-to-day activities of the agency. ADM Loy retired from the U.S. Coast Guard in 2002, having served as its Commandant since May 1998. Prior to his service as Commandant, ADM Loy served as the Coast Guard Chief of Staff from 1996 to 1998. From 1994 to 1996, he was Commander of the Coast Guard's Atlantic Area, supervising U.S. forces during the mass Haitian and Cuban migrations of 1994, and leading Coast Guard forces participating in Operation Restore Democracy. A career seagoing officer, ADM Loy has served tours aboard six Coast Guard cutters, including command of a patrol boat in combat during the Vietnam War and command of major cutters in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.