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Notable Alumni
The U.S. Coast Guard Academy develops leaders of character who devote themselves in selfless service to our nation and humanity. Our graduates often rise to be leaders and innovators in a number of different career fields. Here are just some of the Academy’s many notable alumni:
 Stone  Elmer Stone ‘13
Pilot of the first naval transatlantic flight
 Erickson  Frank Erickson ‘31
Coast Guard Helicopter Pilot No. 1
 Miller  G. William Miller, ‘46
U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
 Colussy  Dan Colussy ‘53
Chairman, Iridium Satellite LLC, President and COO, Pan American World Airways
 Kime  J. William Kime ‘57
U.S. representative to Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), world’s largest private shipping organization
 Iarossi  Frank Iarossi ’59
President of Exxon Shipping, Chairman and CEO, American Bureau of Shipping
 Loy  James Loy ‘64
Deputy Secretary of DHS
 Schneider  Richard Schneider ‘68
President of Norwich University
 Allen  Thad Allen ‘71
Principal Federal Official for the response to Hurricane Katrina
 Melnick  Bruce Melnick ‘72
Astronaut, Space Shuttle Discovery and Endeavour
 Papp  Robert Papp ‘75
U.S. State Department Special Representative for the Arctic
 Stosz  Sandra Stosz ‘82
First woman to command a U.S. military service academy
 Burbank  Daniel Burbank ‘85
Astronaut, Commander of International Space Station
 Harrison  Holly Harrison, ’95
First woman to command a Coast Guard vessel in a combat zone, first woman in the service to receive the Bronze Star