Greetings 1st Tank Battalion families!
I am honored to serve as your Chaplain and to have the privilege and responsibility to provide, coordinate, facilitate and oversee the Command Religious Program directed by the Battalion Commander. I value this opportunity and want to assure all of you here at 1st Tank Battalion - Marine, Sailor, certified dependent or civilian – that I am here to serve and support you.
Chaplain Lloyd was commissioned as a Lieutenant Junior Grade in the United States Navy Chaplain Corps in July 2013. He began his Navy career in Newport Rhode Island where he attended U.S. Officer Development School in August 2013. Upon completion, he proceeded to Naval Chaplaincy School and Center in Fort Jackson, South Carolina and graduated from the Navy Chaplains Basic Course in November 2013. He reported to Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans where he served as Command Chaplain from December 2013 to December 2015. On 01 January 2016 he checked onboard the USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) where he served as Division Officer and Staff Chaplain for the Command Religious Ministries Department until August 2018.
Chaplain Lloyd’s personal awards and decoration include: Navy Expeditionary Ribbon, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.
In 2008 he earned a Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC. He also earned two units of Clinical Pastoral Education from John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. He is an ordained Elder in full connection in the United Methodist Church and has pastored churches in Ghana, West Africa and Maryland, USA.