Col. John P. Lloyd joined the North Atlantic Division as its 59th commander and division engineer June 24, 2022. Previously he was assigned to Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where he served as the chief of staff beginning July 20, 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. He led the organization through many events decisive to command success, most notably, synchronizing the USACE response to COVID-19 efforts across the enterprise including resource management, personnel resources, logistical support, and subject matter expertise resulting in a coordinated USACE plan and timely response to the needs of state and local governments. He guided the staff through the development, publication, and modification of budgetary guidance to address challenges in a fiscally constrained environment and coordinated Army reporting requirements with the Office of the Chief of Engineers. Lloyd led the development of the Authorization Realignment Policy to effect strategic planning for the future workforce, served as a member of the U.S. Army’s People First Task Force, and as a cohesion assessment team leader.
Prior to his assignment as USACE chief of staff, 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 in May 1995 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma. Along with his bachelor’s degree, he has earned a Master in Joint Campaign and Strategic Planning degree 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.