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Loy Institute for Leadership

Our vision is to “impact every cadet through innovative and high-impact co-curricular leader development programs over the 200-week cadet experience.”

In addition, the Loy Institute trains faculty, staff, and coaches to understand the Coast Guard Academy Leader Development Program (CGALDP) so they can engage in frequent quality interactions that inspire cadet commitment to personal leadership development.

The Institute for Leadership and the Dr. James S. Tyler Distinguished Chair in Leadership Studies were originally founded in 2005 with a generous gift from Dr. James Tyler Jr., a member of the class of 1958.

In August 2014, the Institute for Leadership was renamed the Admiral James M. Loy Institute for Leadership in recognition of Admiral James Loy, USCG (Ret.), for his service as the first Tyler Chair in Leadership from 2004 to 2014.


  • Dr. Mary “Mel” Graf
  • Dr. Rich Morales
  • Mr. Peter Vermeer

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Loy Institute for Leadership
Dr. Ricardo Morales
Dr. Mel Graf
(860) 712-4015
Mr. Peter Vermeer
860-442-2691 Ext. 30
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