JANUARY 14, 2019 — The Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT, has announced that Rear Adm. William G. Kelly is to be its 42nd superintendent. He will relieve current Superintendent Rear Adm. James E. Rendon this summer.
Kelly has served as Coast Guard's assistant commandant for Human Resources since April of 2016. He also oversees the Coast Guard's human resources field activities, from accession of new military personnel to retirees’ pay and benefits. His previous flag assignment was as the commander, Personnel Service Center.
Kelly is a 1987 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy and he earned his Master’s Degree in Instructional Systems Design from Florida State University and a Certificate in Human Resource Management. He has extensive experience in personnel development as the director of the Coast Guard’s Leadership Development Center in New London and also served as the school chief for Officer Candidate School.