Illinois National Guard

Colonel Troy Phillips


Colonel Harvey Byron Lloyd III took command of the 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade June 14, 2015. As the brigade commander, Colonel Lloyd is responsible for the training and management of more than 2,000 soldiers in engineering, chemical and military police units across Illinois. Colonel Lloyd's previous assignment was commander of the 244th Digital Liaison Detachment based in Chicago, Illinois.

Colonel Lloyd enlisted in the Illinois Army National Guard August 4, 1984, and served as a combat engineer with the 233rd Engineer Company in Marseilles, Illinois, for six years. Colonel Lloyd achieved the rank of staff sergeant before commissioning through Officer Candidate School as an engineer officer August 24, 1991.

Colonel Lloyd has served in multiple leadership and staff positions from platoon leader to battalion commander. In 2001, he deployed to Germany with Headquarters and Headquarters Company 66th Infantry Brigade where he served as the Task Force Santa Fe liaison officer to U.S. Army Europe Command headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany. Colonel Lloyd deployed to Afghanistan in March of 2008 as the Explosive Hazards Coordination Cell Commander where his team tracked improvised explosive devices. In September 2011, he was selected as the deputy brigade commander of the 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade where he also served as the acting brigade commander for one year.

Colonel Lloyd's awards and decorations include The Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (3rd OLC) Army Commendation Medal (4th OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (4th OLC), National Defense Service Medal (2), Afghanistan Campaign Medal W/Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with M device and bronze hourglass), Army Service Ribbon, and NATO Medal.

He holds a bachelors in engineering, a MBA from the University of Illinois in Springfield and is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College.

Colonel Lloyd is a native of Chatham, Illinois; he has two children, son Zachary and daughter Reagan.

As of October 2016

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