CDR George A. Floyd
Commander, United States Navy | Associate Professor of Naval Science, University of Texas
The sixth son and eighth child born to Christopher David and Lee Esther Floyd, George Allen Floyd hails from Orange, Texas. Following 4 years of undergraduate study at the University of Texas in Austin, George felt a calling to travel and to see the world. So he joined the United States Navy and never looked back!
Over the course of the next 30 years of his life, George completed 13 years of sea duty, seven operational deployments, three University degrees (BSEE, MPH, International Relations), port visits to Iceland, Estonia, Albania, Israel, Senegal, Finland, Dubai, and Hong Kong, and permanent overseas assignments to Yokosuka, Japan and Rome, Italy. His most cherished assignment took him to the Seychelles Islands in 2003 where he met, fell in love with, and married his wife, Jennifer. They now share three beautiful daughters: Nikita, Gabriella and Grace.
Reflecting back on his military career where he has principally served as a Nuclear Engineer and Surface Warfare Officer, George is most proud of his role is supporting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) operations aboard the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN72) in the immediate aftermath of the 2004 Tsunami that devastated Banda Aceh, Indonesia, his role in supporting US-NATO efforts to patrol for refugees lost at sea in the Aegean Sea in 2016, his role in supporting Operation UNIFIED ASSISTANCE which was the US response effort to the Eboli Outbreak in Liberia in 2014, and his support of numerous US Navy led community relations projects throughout Southeast Asia, Europe, and Asia.
George has received both military and civilian decorations to include the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, the 2011 Blacks In Government Award, 2010 Roy Wilkins Leadership Award, and the 2009 Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) (Government) Award. He is an active member of the Surface Navy Association and he volunteers as a Youth Basketball Coach at his local YMCA.