335th Signal Command (Theater) Chief Warrant Officer Five Michael Loyd (Photo by Capt. David Gasperson)
Chief Warrant Officer Five Michael Loyd was born in the state of Georgia. He graduated from Miami Central High School in Miami, Florida. He enlisted in the Army in January 1979. He attended Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and completed his Advanced Individual Training at Fort Gordon, Georgia as a Radio Repairmen. In January 1992, Chief Warrant Officer Five Loyd entered the Warrant Officer Candidate Program to become a 948B Electronic Systems Maintenance Technician. Chief Warrant Officer Five Loyd served in multiple Operational and Training Commands. He has had assignments in Germany, Korea, Iraq, Panama Canal, Fort Drum, New York, Fort Hood, Texas, Fort Gordon, Georgia, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and Fort Polk, Louisiana. He has had multiple deployments to Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Afghanistan.
Chief Warrant Officer Five Loyd completed all phases of his Professional Military Education (PME) in the Warrant Officer Education System and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Excelsior University of New York State. He completed the Lean Six Sigma and Demonstrated Master Logistic course.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (with five oak leaf clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (with four oak leaf clusters), the Army Achievement Medal (with five oak leaf clusters), the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal with two service stars, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and the Iraq Campaign Medal (with two campaign stars).
Chief Warrant Officer Five Loyd and his wife Cynthia have two adult daughters Miesha and Monica, and two grandsons, Justin and Jason.