|Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs|
|Preceded by||Toni Chayes|
|Succeeded by||Karen Keesling|
|Born||April 25, 1945|
Gainesville, Florida, U.S.
|Alma mater|| United States Military Academy (BS)|
George Washington University (MS)
Tidal W. "Ty" McCoy (born 1945) was United States Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Manpower & Reserve Affairs) from 1981 to 1989.
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Ty McCoy was born in Gainesville, Florida on April 25, 1945.He was educated at the United States Military Academy at West Point, receiving a B.S. in engineering in 1967.
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After graduating from West Point, McCoy joined the United States Army, serving as an Army field artillery officer in command and staff assignments in the United States, Europe, and Vietnam.He left the Army in 1972, and became a member of the Long-Range Planning and Net Assessment Group in the Office of the United States Secretary of Defense. From 1973 to 1977, he was Staff Assistant and later a Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense. In 1977, he was the Scientific Adviser to Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Engineering and Systems David E. Mann. From 1979 to 1981, he was Assistant for National Security Affairs to Sen. Jake Garn (R–Utah).
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After leaving government service in 1989, McCoy joined Thiokol as Senior Vice President for Government Relations.He later founded the George Washington National Bank and served as the bank's Vice Chairman. In 1998, he founded Washington Capital Partners, LLC, and has since served as its chairman.
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