Commander and Division Engineer

Brig. Gen. John P. Lloyd

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division
Published June 24, 2022

Brig. Gen. John P. Lloyd joined the North Atlantic Division as its commander and division engineer June 24, 2022. 

The North Atlantic Division is one of nine regions providing engineering and construction services to the nation. It is the USACE headquarters for the Northeastern United States, Europe, and Africa, with offices in Concord, Mass., New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Norfolk, Va., and Wiesbaden, Germany. As division commander, Lloyd oversees a regional team of more than 3,600 professionals and an annual program of more than $6 billion to plan, design and construct projects that support the military, protect America’s water resources, mitigate risk from disasters, and restore and enhance the environment. He is responsible for a mission set that includes a $1.1 billion Civil Works program, the largest Military Construction and International, Interagency and Environmental programs executed within USACE in Fiscal Year 2023, and world-class support teams including Contracting, Small Business, Real Estate, and other essential enablers.

Previously he was assigned to USACE Headquarters, where he served as the chief of staff beginning July 2020. As USACE chief of staff, Lloyd managed the headquarters staff of a three-star direct reporting unit comprised of more than 36,000 Soldiers and civilians with an annual portfolio of nearly $84 billion. 

Prior to that, he served as command engineer, U.S. Forces Korea and United Nations Command. As command engineer, he oversaw a multi-billion-dollar host nation construction program and managed the environmental program for the USFK commander. He also coordinated and synchronized mine clearing operations within the Demilitarized Zone.

From July 2016 to July 2018, Lloyd served as the commander of the USACE Pittsburgh District, and during this time, acted as Task Force commander in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing the USACE response to hurricanes Irma and Maria and a subsequent power grid restoration involving more than 200 enterprise employees and 5,000 utility workers. 

Lloyd has served in a variety of military assignments spanning his career of more than 27 years. Some of his additional assignments include strategic planner, 18th Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, an assignment that included a deployment to Iraq; combat engineer trainer, Fort Irwin, California; aide-de-camp to the deputy commanding general, 18th Airborne Corps; battalion commander, 19th Engineer Battalion, Fort Knox, Kentucky; and Army fellow assigned to the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, Hawaii.

A native of Lockport, New York, Lloyd earned his commission May 1995 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma. Along with his undergraduate degree, he has earned a master’s in Joint Campaign and Strategic Planning from the National Defense University and graduated from the Canadian Forces College where he studied National Security Policy. Lloyd holds a certification in Construction Project Management from Columbia University in New York, a certificate in Advanced Security Cooperation from the Asia Pacific Center, and is a graduate of the Joint Advanced Warfighting School, Norfolk, Virginia.

Lloyd’s military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal. Lloyd is a graduate of the U.S. Army Sapper School, Air Assault School, Pathfinder School, and is a senior-rated jumpmaster.