Admiral James Loy speaking at a podium

James Loy Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.) completed a 45-year career in public service, retiring in 2005 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 agency's day-to-day activities. Prior to the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security in 2002, Admiral Loy served in the Department of Transportation as Deputy Undersecretary for Security and Chief Operating Officer of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and later as Under Secretary for Security. In these roles, he served as the first administrator of the newly created TSA, which is responsible for protecting the Nation's transportation systems. Admiral Loy retired from the Coast Guard in 2002, having served as its Commandant since May 1998. As head of the 90,000 person service, he restored readiness through workforce development and modernized the Coast Guard's fleet of ships and aircraft. Admiral Loy co-authored the Naval Institute Press book The Architecture of Leadership.

Articles by James Loy

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Now Hear This: An Expeditionary Solution to Somali Piracy

By Lieutenant (junior grade) James Lloyd, U.S. Navy
November 2009
Since August 2008, piracy in the waters around Somalia has exploded. The international response to this increase has heretofore been largely confined to conducting law enforcement responses to distress calls ...

2007 Annual Report to the Membership

James Loy
April 2008
Fellow Members of the U.S. Naval Institute,We are pleased to communicate this summarized annual report on the State of the Institute in its 134th year of service. You will find ...

Readiness Is More Than Numbers

By Admiral James M. Loy, U.S. Coast Guard
February 2000
A detailed look at a single operational community—the C-130 fleet—provides insight into the way parts shortages, personnel issues, aging assets, and high operational tempo compound the Coast Guard’s readiness problems. ...

Exporting Coast Guard Expertise

By Vice Admiral James Loy and Captain Bruce Stubbs, U.S Coast Guard
May 1997
Long involved in international programs in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Coast Guard now is supporting U.S. peacetime engagement efforts in the European theater-here, the Gallatin (WHEC-721) steams with ...