In Memory of Admiral James S. Gracey, USCG (Ret.)

Posted on April 17, 2020

Admiral James Gracey, 17th Coast Guard Commandant, passed away on April 5, 2020, in Falls Church, Virginia. We extend our condolences to Mrs. Gracey and the entire Gracey family during this difficult time.

Respected and admired by all, he was a great Coast Guard leader and a wonderful friend of the Coast Guard Foundation. It was Admiral Gracey, who served as Commandant from 1982-1986, who first suggested in the mid-1980s that we expand our mission to support the entire Coast Guard, in addition to the Coast Guard Academy.