Commander Lloyd Mack
Commander Mack was born and raised in the “Cradle of Naval Aviation”, Pensacola, Florida. He received a Professor of Naval Science Scholarship to attend Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematical Sciences and was commissioned an Ensign in May 1993. He earned his “Wings of Gold” in March 1996.
In July of 1996, Commander Mack reported to the “Shadows” of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron FOUR (VQ-4) at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, where he served as Reel Branch Officer, Top Secret Control Officer, Security Officer and Line Division Officer. While assigned to VQ 4, he qualified as a Navigator Instructor, Airborne Communications Officer and TACAMO Mission Commander Evaluator in the E-6A/B “Mercury” aircraft.
In February 2000, Commander Mack transferred to the “Pioneers” of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron ONE (VX-1) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, where he served as the Operational Test Director (OTD) for acquisition programs to the E-6B. While assigned to VX-1, he maintained flight qualifications in the E-6B, S-3 and P-3C aircraft. After completing his OTD tour, he reported aboard USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) in February 2003, where he served as the carrier’s Air INSURV Officer, Fuels Division Officer and Aircraft Launch and Recovery Officer (Shooter). During this time frame he participated in multiple exercises and two cruises.
In November 2004, Commander Mack reported back to Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, this time to the “Ironmen” of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron THREE (VQ-3), where he served as the Professional Development Officer, Communications Officer, NATOPS Officer and Operations Officer.
In November 2007, he reported to the Naval War College and earned a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies in November 2008. While at the Naval War College, Commander Mack was selected as a Halsey Graduate, completing additional studies in Integrated Air Missile Defense. In November 2008, Commander Mack reported to Commander United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) J5 Strategy and Policy Directorate, where he was assigned as the Force Posture and Host Nation Notification Officer.
Commander Mack reported to the “Blackjacks” of Tactical Air Control Squadron TWENTY ONE (VTC-21) as Executive Officer in June 2011. Commander Mack’s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 awards) and various other personal and unit awards.
Commanding Officer :: Executive Officer :: Senior Enlisted Leader