(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matt Thieme)

New Coast Guard Academy Superintendent Says His Job Is to ‘Seek Out the Blind Spots’

The new superintendent of the Coast Guard Academy, just over 100 days into the job, said the academy has done much over the years to increase the diversity of its student body. Women now make up 40 percent of the roughly 1,000 cadets on campus, and minorities constitute 32 percent.

Now the question is: “We’re at the point where we’re diverse, but are we inclusive?” Rear Adm. Bill Kelly said during a meeting Monday with The Day’s Editorial Board.

Kelly, a 1987 academy graduate, who was previously the Coast Guard’s chief of human resources, has described his return to the academy as a homecoming.

Read more at The Day

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