Admiral Loy, USCG Joins U.S. Naval Institute Board
Adm. James Loy USCG Ret. The U.S. Naval Institute (USNI), the professional association of the Sea Services, today announced that Admiral James Loy, currently a senior counselor at The Cohen Group, will join the Board of Directors. Admiral Loy joins a diverse group of accomplished executives and leaders from all avenues of society in service to USNI. The USNI Board Of Directors guides the Institute in its mission to preserve and promote Naval Heritage and to foster critical dialogue about the future of national security. Admiral Loy comes to USNI with a distinguished 45-year career in public service, including a position as Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security.
Admiral Loy Appointed as Deputy Under Secretary for Transportation Security
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta today announced the appointment of retired Coast Guard Commandant James M. Loy to the newly created post of Deputy Under Secretary for Transportation Security and Chief Operating Officer of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). In his new position, Admiral Loy will report directly to Under Secretary for Transportation Security John Magaw, the head of the TSA. The secretary's announcement was included in remarks he gave at today's change of command ceremony, when Admiral Loy was succeeded by Admiral Thomas Collins as Coast Guard commandant. "Jim Loy is a world-class executive and an experienced transportation professional. TSA's already strong team will benefit from this phenomenal addition.
ADM Loy to be nominated to Security Post
President George W. Bush intends to nominate James M. Loy, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, and intends to designate him Acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security. Admiral Loy currently serves as the Administrator for the Transportation Security Administration. He previously served as Under Secretary of Transportation for Security. Earlier in his career, Admiral Loy served as Commandant of the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Chief of Staff. He graduated from the U. S. Coast Guard Academy in 1964 and holds masters degrees from Wesleyan University and the University of Rhode Island.
James Loy to be Nominated as Under Secretary of Transportation for Security
President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate eleven individuals and appoint four individuals to serve in his administration. The President intends to nominate Admiral James M. Loy to be Under Secretary of Transportation for Security. Admiral Loy has been serving as Acting Under Secretary of Transportation for Security since July 2002.
Confirmation Hearing for Admiral Loy to be Deputy Secretary
The Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs issued a Press Release discussing the confirmation hearing for Admiral James Loy, USCG (ret) to be the Deputy Secretary for Homeland Security. The Committee is expected to approve the nomination on Thursday and forward it to the full Senate for action. Source: HK Law
Senate Committee Approves Admiral Loy Nomination
The Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs has approved the nomination of Admiral James Loy, USCG (ret) to be Deputy Secretary for Homeland Security. The nomination will go to the full Senate for consideration. Source: HK Law
Admiral Loy, Grace Allen Receive Silver Bell Honors
Some of the industry's biggest players and supporters were present to honor Admiral James Loy and Grace Allen at the 26th Annual Silver Bell Awards Dinner on June 17 at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. Also recognized, was John J. McMullen, renowned naval architect and marine engineer, and former CEO of United States Lines, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award. The event, which is one of the industry's top social and philanthropic events of the season, drew a record 954 guests, and raised more than $550,000 for the Seamen's Church Institute of New York & New Jersey. "We are grateful for the support of the maritime industry and our friends," said the Rev. Dr. Jean R. Smith, SCI's Executive Director. Richard T.
News: Admiral Loy, Grace Allen Receive Silver Bell Honors
Some of the industry's biggest players and supporters were present to honor Admiral James Loy and Grace Allen at the 26th Annual Silver Bell Awards Dinner on June 17 at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. Also recognized, was John J. McMullen, renowned naval architect and marine engineer, and former CEO of United States Lines, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award. The event, which is one of the industry's top social and philanthropic events of the season, drew a record 954 guests, and raised more than $550,000 for the Seamen's Church Institute of New York & New Jersey. "We are grateful for the support of the maritime industry and our friends," said the Rev. Dr. Jean R. Smith, SCI's Executive Director.
SCI to Honor Admiral Loy and Grace Allen with Silver Bell Award
Admiral James Loy, Administrator for the Transportation Security Administration, and Mrs. Grace Allen will be recipients of Silver Bells at the Institute’s 26th Annual Silver Bell Awards Dinner on Tuesday, June 17 at Chelsea Piers in New York City. Last year, more than 900 people attended and more than $600,000 was raised to support the Seamen’s Church Institute. “We at the Seamen’s Church Institute as well as others in the maritime, were privileged to know Jim Loy from his distinguished service in the U.S. Coast Guard, long before he spearheaded improvements in airport security,” said the Rev. Dr. Jean R. Smith, Executive Director. “Grace Allen has been a leading proponent of SCI’s timeless and innovative programs alike.
President Nominates Collins as Commandant of USCG
President Bush today nominated Vice Admiral Thomas H. Collins, 55, to be the 22nd Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta, the Coast Guard’s Service Secretary, praised the President’s nomination, saying, “Admiral Collins reflects the best leadership traits of the dedicated men and women of the United States Coast Guard. He is the right person to lead the modern Coast Guard through today’s challenges to tomorrow’s promise of a safer, more secure American coastline and maritime transportation system. “Tom Collins brings a combination of scholarly intelligence, practical experience at sea, and Washington policy expertise to the critical job of commandant at a time when the Coast Guard is facing a host of new missions,” Secretary Mineta said.
Adm. James M. Loy To Take Agency Helm
Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta today accepted the resignation of John W. Magaw, the Under Secretary of Transportation for Security. Magaw, who has headed the Transportation Security Administration since January 28, will be replaced by James M. Loy. Upon his retirement as Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Loy was recently named Deputy Under Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of the TSA. “John Magaw is a dedicated public servant with a lifetime of achievements in the law enforcement field, and we all owe him a debt for his role in the start-up phase of TSA,” Secretary Mineta said. “I also appreciate the difficulty of the task. Creating a nationwide system customized to 429 very busy commercial airports is a huge challenge.
Loy to Leave DHS
“For more than 40 years, Admiral James Loy has dedicated himself to the protection of our country and its citizens. Following his retirement as Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard in May 2002, Jim answered the call to service once again by standing up the Transportation Security Administration. He later joined the Department of Homeland Security to oversee the integration of 22 previously disparate agencies into one unified organization solely responsible for protecting our homeland. His vision and commitment to the protection of our country during the department’s early years will have a lasting effect for years to come. Jim was the first federal official to offer me his support, and that of the U.S.
Michael Jackson sworn in – James Loy retires
The Department of Homeland Security issued a Press Release stating that Michael P. Jackson was sworn in as Deputy Secretary. The press release fails to note that he replaced James Loy, who retired after almost 45 years of service to the nation in the U.S. Coast Guard (where he served as Commandant with the rank of Admiral), the Transportation Security Administration (where he served as Administrator), and the Department (where he served as Deputy Secretary). Source: HK Law
Stowaways Endangered by U.S. Shore Leave Policy
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Vice Admiral Hull To Lead USCG Atlantic Area
The U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area, Fifth District and Maritime Defense Zone Atlantic Command will welcomed a new commander during a change-of-command ceremony 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday . Vice Admiral James D. Hull will relieve Vice Admiral Thad W. Allen, who is taking the position of Chief-of-Staff for the Coast Guard. Admiral James M. Loy, Commandant U.S. Coast Guard, and Navy Vice Admiral Albert H. Konetzni, Jr., Deputy and Chief of Staff, U.S. Atlantic Fleet are scheduled to preside. Hull comes to the Atlantic Area Command from his assignment as Commander of the Ninth Coast Guard District.
Commandant's Open Letter to Team Coast Guard
Admiral James Loy, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, recently issued an Open Letter to Team Coast Guard. The letter expresses his pride in the service for the manner in which all members responded to the terrible events of September 11th and discusses how the Coast Guard is working to rebalance its missions and resources. Source: HK Law
USCG FY 2003 Budget Discussed
The Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure conducted a hearing yesterday on the Coast Guard FY 2003 Budget. The Subcommittee discussed, among other things, the monies necessary to fund the service's homeland defense and maritime security missions. It also noted that the President's budget included a proposed navigation user fee. Congress has rejected prior proposals of this type. Admiral James Loy, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, testified about transforming the organization, restoring readiness, and shaping the future.
Commerce Committee Will Hold Port Security Field Hearing
U.S. Senator Fritz Hollings (D-SC), Chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced today a full Committee hearing on the implementation of the Port and Maritime Security Act on Tuesday, February 19th, 2002, at 1:30 PM at the Charleston, S.C., Maritime Center. Witnesses will include: Panel I, Norman Y. Mineta, Secretary of Transportation; Admiral James M. Loy, Commandant, United States Coast Guard; Robert C. Bonner, Commissioner, United States Customs Service; Panel II, Joseph P. Riley, Jr., Mayor of Charleston; Keith Summey, Mayor of North Charleston, Bernard S. Groseclose, Jr., President and CEO, South Carolina State Port ; Robert M. Burdette, City of Mt. Pleasant, City Administrator, Municipal Complex; Major Alvin A.
President Nominates Loy
The White House issued a press release stating that, among other things, President Bush has officially nominated James Loy to be the Under Secretary of Transportation for Security. Loy, who was formerly the Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, has been the Acting Under Secretary since John Magaw resigned. Source: HK Law
News: Committee Discusses Marine Safety
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation conducted an oversight hearing regarding transportation security. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Committee Chair, noted that maritime security remains a daunting task. Mr. Jeffrey Shane, Under Secretary of Transportation Policy, discussed the role of the Department of Transportation regarding security and its coordination with the Department of Homeland Security. Admiral Thomas Collins, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, discussed the agency's strategy to reduce maritime security risks through: (1) increasing maritime domain awareness, (2) implementing preventative measures, (3) securing borders and protecting infrastructure, and (4) preparing to respond quickly if necessary.
Deputy Secretary Loy Discusses Maritime and Port Security
The Department of Homeland Security released the Speech delivered by Deputy Secretary James Loy at the recent Marine Log Conference on Maritime and Port Security. Source: HK Law
Loy Named Under Secretary of Transportation For Security
The U.S. Senate, acting with uncharacteristic speed, but also facing a deadline, confirmed James Loy as the Under Secretary of Transportation for Security for a term of five years.
TSA to Transfers to Homeland Security
The head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) outlined today the young agency’s accomplishments and the projects it will carry Saturday from the Department of Transportation to the Department of Homeland Security. “We will always be grateful for the tremendous leadership and support shown by Secretary Norman Y. Mineta and many others at Transportation,” said Under Secretary of Transportation for Security Adm. James M. Loy. Loy said TSA’s success has helped rebuild air travelers’ confidence in aviation security. One million more travelers flew this January than in January of 2002, he noted. TSA, the brainchild of Secretary Mineta and Deputy Transportation Secretary Michael P. Jackson, was officially created Nov.