April 30, 2012
James Loy, a retired U.S. Coast Guard admiral and former senior executive of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has been elected to the RAND Corporation Board of Trustees, RAND President and CEO Michael D. Rich announced today.
"James Loy is an experienced leader and a dedicated public servant who will help further RAND's efforts to bring objective analysis and effective solutions to policymakers and decisionmakers around the world," Rich said. "His knowledge and experience contending with homeland security challenges will strengthen our work in this important policy area."
Loy spent 45 years in public service, retiring in 2005 as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. From 2002–2003, he served in the Department of Transportation as deputy under secretary for security and chief operating officer of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and later as under secretary for security.
Loy retired from the U.S. Coast Guard in 2002 after serving as its 21st commandant. During his Coast Guard career, he also served as Coast Guard chief of staff and commander of the Coast Guard's Atlantic area. Loy served tours aboard six Coast Guard cutters, including command of a patrol boat in combat during the Vietnam War. He is now a senior counselor at The Cohen Group in Washington, D.C.
Loy graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and holds master's degrees from Wesleyan University and the University of Rhode Island.