Dr. (COL) Loyd Beal III

Military Instructor

Colonel Loyd Beal III is a native of San Felipe, Texas. He joined the U.S. Army Reserves as an orthopedic specialist and was assigned to the 4005th U.S. Army Hospital located in Houston, Texas in 1991. Commissioned as an Engineer Officer in 1997, COL Beal’s first assignment was the 8th Engineer Battalion, 1st Calvary Division located at FT Hood, Texas. While in the 8th Engineer Battalion he served as a Combat Engineer Platoon Leader, Assault and Obstacle Platoon Leader, and Battalion Maintenance Officer. In 2002, COL Beal was assigned to the 36th Engineer Group where he served as the Group S4 and Design Engineer at FT Benning, GA. After which, he commanded Echo Company, 2-69 Armor Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division at FT Benning, Georgia (2004-2005) and Baqubah Iraq (2005-2006).

In 2006, COL Beal joined the Army Acquisition Corps and served as a warranted Procurement Contracting Officer and Future Combat Systems Ground Combat Vehicle Assistant Program Manager at the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command located at the Detroit Arsenal in Warren, MI. From 2010-2013, he served as the Acquisition Management Branch, Lieutenant Colonel Assignment Officer while assigned to the U.S. Army Human Resources Command, FT Knox, Kentucky. From 2013-2015 he was the Deputy to the District Chief of Contracting and Military Contingency Contracting Team Leader at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District and CENTCOM Joint Theater Support Contracting Command J3 Director in Kabul, Afghanistan. COL Beal served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Procurement) Executive Officer from 2015-2016 prior to becoming the Crew Served Weapons Product Manager at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey from 2016-2018. From 2019-2020, COL Beal was the ASA(ALT) Systems Special Programs Director. After which, he assumed responsibility of Project Manager Terrestrial Sensors. COL Beal currently serves as a National Defense University faculty member.

COL Beal participated in numerous operational deployments including OPERATION SOUTHERN WATCH (1998), OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM (2003), OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM (2005), and OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM (2013). His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit Medal, Bronze Star Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters (OLC)), Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Gulf War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, and Air Assault Badge.

COL Beal received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agronomy from Prairie View A&M University in 1997, Master of Science Degree in Management from Troy University in 2004, Doctor of Business Administration from Lawrence Technological University in 2011, and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College in 2019. COL Beal’s military education includes Senior Service College, Acquisition Qualification Course, Combined Arms Service and Staff School, Army Logistics Management College, Maneuver Captains Career Course, and Engineer Officer Basic Course. COL Beal is a graduate of the Logistic and Technology Advance Program, Kenan-Flagler Business School, North Carolina University.

COL Beal has a son, Loyd Ryan Beal, and a daughter, Kennedy Rose Beal. Loyd Ryan is a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, and Kennedy is freshman at Princeton University