About Loy


The Loy Institute is the United States Coast Guard Academy’s center for leader development. We are charged with supplementing and complementing the Coast Guard Academy Leader Development Program (CGALDP). In the CGALDP, the fundamentals are defined of our leader development philosophy in the Guide to Officer and Leader Development (GOLD). The GOLD philosophy articulates not only the mission of the Academy, but also our overall strategy and goal for developing a Leader Of Character.

Leader of Character: One who embodies the Coast Guard core values and influences and inspires others to achieve a goal by seeking to discover the truth, deciding what is right and demonstrating the courage to act accordingly….always.