On 29 June 1990, Master Chief Boatswain's Mate R. Jay Lloyd became the sixth Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard. Prior to his selection, he served as Command Enlisted Advisor of the Seventeenth Coast Guard District, Juneau, AK. He had also previously served as Command Enlisted Advisor for the Eighth Coast Guard District, New Orleans, LA.
A Coast Guard veteran of 33 years, MCPO Lloyd served as Officer in Charge of USCGC POINT BENNETT, Port Townsend, WA; USCGC POINT WINSLOW, Eureka, CA; and Coast Guard Station Cortez, Cortez, FL. He also served as Executive Petty Officer at Loran Station Anguar Palau, Western Carolina Islands and Coast Guard Station Willapa Bay, WA. His seagoing experience included assignments on board USCGC POINT HOPE, Sabine, TX; USCGC BARATARIA, Alameda, CA; USCGC CONFIDENCE, Kodiak, AK; and USCGC CAPE CARTER, Crescent City, CA. Earlier in his career, MCPO Lloyd served at the Fourteenth Coast Guard District Office, Honolulu, HI; Coast Guard Reserve Unit Denver, CO; and Coast Guard Base Alameda, CA.
MCPO Lloyd attended more than a dozen specialized training courses during his career. He is a graduate of the United States Army's Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, TX; United States Coast Guard Senior Petty Officer Leadership and Management School, Yorktown, VA; and Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, Patrick AFB, FL. He has a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree in History from New Mexico State University.
His military awards include two Legion of Merit Medals, Meritorious Service Medal, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals, Coast Guard Achievement Medal, Commandant's Letter of Commendation with "0" device, two Coast Guard Unit Commendation's with "0" device, Bicentennial Unit Commendation, seven Coast Guard Good Conduct Awards, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Humanitarian Service Medal, Coast Guard Sea Service Ribbon, Coast Guard Restricted Duty Ribbon, Coast Guard Expert Rifleman Medal, and Coast Guard Expert Pistol Shot Medal.