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    Coast Guard Academy Official Linked to Sexual Misconduct Coverup Resigns

    Coast Guard Academy Official Linked to Sexual Misconduct Coverup Resigns

      — Retired Adm. Charles Ray, former vice commandant of the Coast Guard, has resigned from the Coast Guard Academy's Loy Institute for Leadership over his connection to the coverup of an internal investigation into sexual misconduct at the academy.

    “I am resigning for the good of the Service and the good of the Academy,” Ray wrote in a letter to the academy's alumni association. “During the past week there has been a great deal of public discourse on decisions I was a part of during my last two years of service.”

    “I fully accept the criticism for my actions and have learned from reflecting on them,” he continued. “By resigning, I hope to reduce the distraction that my presence may bring so the Academy can go forward …”

    Retired Capt. Andrea Marcille, president of the alumni association, accepted Ray's resignation Thursday morning, according to the association's electronic newsletter, which published Ray's letter.

    In the letter, Ray does not specify the actions he took that prompted criticism.

    Ray, who retired as vice commandant, the Coast Guard's second-ranking officer, in 2021, was named later that year to the Tyler Chair in Leadership at the Loy Institute, which seeks to “impact every cadet through innovative and high-impact co-curricular leader development programs over the 200-week cadet experience.”

    The institute, which provides training for faculty, staff, and coaches, was founded in…

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