Colonel John Lloyd

Former Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

HQ USACE Public Affairs Office
Published Sept. 15, 2018

Colonel John Lloyd assumed duties as the Chief of Staff, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 20 July 2020.

Lloyd previously served as Command Engineer, U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) and United Nations Command. As the Co0mmand Engineer, he oversaw the multi-billion-dollar Host Nation Construction program and the Lead Environmental Component (LEC), where he provided oversight of the entire environmental program for the USFK commander. He also coordinated and synchronized mine clearing operations within the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).

Lloyd served as the Commander, Pittsburgh District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, from July 2016-July 2018. His mission covered 26,000 square miles including portions of western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia, eastern Ohio, western Maryland and southwestern New York. He commanded various Civil Works missions in the areas of navigation, flood damage reduction, recreation, environmental restoration, hydropower, storm damage reduction, regulatory, water supply and emergency response.

While in command of the Pittsburgh District, Lloyd served as the Task Force Commander in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico responsible for overseeing the response and power grid restoration for USACE. He worked closely with USACE, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Energy, National Security Council, as well as the government of Puerto Rico to quickly return power after the devastation and destruction by hurricanes Irma and Maria. In his capacity as the Task Force Commander, he led over 200 USACE employees and synchronized the power restoration effort of over 5,000 utility workers.

Lloyd was commissioned in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in May 1995 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Cameron University, a Master’s Degree in Joint Campaign and Strategic Planning from the National Defense University and is a graduate of the Canadian Forces College where he studied National Security Policy. Lloyd also holds a certificate in Advanced Security Cooperation from the Asia Pacific Center and is a graduate of the Joint Advanced Warfighting School, Norfolk, Virginia.

Lloyd has served in a variety of engineer command and leadership positions to include Battalion Commander of the 19th Engineer Battalion at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Before commanding the 19th Engineer Battalion, he served as the Army Fellow assigned to the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu, Hawaii.