Col (Ret) Lloyd B Moon Jr completed 25 years of service as the Commander, 816 Contingency
Response Group. He is a command pilot with over 5,300 hours in the MC-130E and MC-130H
aircraft as instructor and evaluator, with 10 additional years as a MC-130E/H contractor
instructor pilot in the 19 SOS.
He commanded at the group and squadron levels, commanding the 8th Special Operations
Squadron during the initial Operation Enduring Freedom employments. He led the initial
Afghanistan deployments at multiple locations, completing nearly 600 combat missions.
He has extensive staff experience as Chief Requirements Division and Deputy Chief, Fixed Wing
Assessments, USSOCOM. He served as a MC-130H Test Director completing operational testing
and Chief Technology Branch, HQ AFSOC guiding all their acquisition special access programs.
He attended the Florida State University, a distinguished ROTC graduate completing a degree in
physics with interdiscipline in computer science. He also completed masters’ degrees at Troy
University and Embry Riddle University.
He was a Boy Scouts of America Assistant Scoutmaster for 9 years and is currently an active
member of Destiny Worship Center Fort Walton Beach as a small group leader and coach.
He is now retired. He has been married to Sandy for 35 years with three grown children. His
son-in-law was a combat controller – now a KC-135 copilot, one son is currently in EOD training
at Eglin AFB, and one son working for American Airlines.