Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps
Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps

Commander George Floyd

Associate Professor

Associate Professor of Naval Science
Commander George Floyd



Commander George Allen Floyd hails Southeast Texas.  Immediately following high school graduation, CDR Floyd began undergraduate studies in biology pre-medicine at the University of Texas in Austin.  After four years of undergraduate studies, he joined the Navy in May of 1989, attending boot camp in Orlando, Florida as a Machinist’s Mate.

Following boot camp, CDR Floyd attended and completed Nuclear Field A School and Nuclear Power School, also in Orlando.  He then qualified Mechanical Operator at the S1C prototype in Windsor, CT. He was awarded a four-year NROTC scholarship to attend Prairie View A&M University where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1994.  He earned a Masters in Epidemiology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2001.

His sea tours include assignment as Communications / CMS Custodian / Assistant Safety Officer aboard USS THORN (DD 988), followed by assignment as Reactor Mechanical Division Officer / Repair 7 Locker Officer aboard USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN69) from November 1997 to May 2000. He was next detailed as the Operations Officer aboard USS GARY (FFG-51) homeported in Yokosuka, Japan as a member of 7th Fleet Forward Deployed Naval Forces where he completed qualification as TAO from August 2002 to March 2004. He next transferred to USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) as the Reactor Training Assistant, Surface Warfare Officer program coordinator and Senior Watch Officer Coordinator for Reactor Department, and Professional Nuclear Engineering (PNEO) program coordinator from April 2004 until December 2007.  He then served as Executive Office for USS KIDD (DDG-100). Following his tour aboard KIDD, he then transferred to USS NIMITZ (CVN68) where he served as Assistant Reactor Officer from March 2011 until December 2013.


His shore assignments include Naval Nuclear Power School in Orlando, FL, where he completed the Officer Program for the Naval Nuclear training program.  He next attended and completed the prerequisite prototype training in Ballston Spa, New York at the MARF prototype facility.  He next reported to the Commander, U.S. Pacific Command Cruise Missile Support Activity as the Automated Data Processing Center Division Officer. While stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, he also completed his Master’s Degree in Public Health (Epidemiology). On his transfer from the Cruise Missile Support Activity, he attended the Surface Warfare Officer’s School Department Head Course in Newport, Rhode Island.  While attached to USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, he completed a 10 month IA assignment to IRAQ ISO the counter RCIED effort. His next shore assignment was to Commander Naval Air Forces (CNAF) staff for Carrier Maintenance (N43) where he served as Maintenance Coordinator for USS CARL VINSON (CVN70). He completed Senior Course 124 at the NATO DEFENSE College in Rome from Jan-Jul 2014. He served as Director of Surface Operations for Military Sealift Command Europe and Africa / Combined Task Force 63 from August 2014-June 2017. He is currently serving as the Executive Officer / Associate Professor of Naval Science at the University of Texas (Austin) NROTC program.

CDR Floyd has been married to his wife Jennifer since 2004, and they share three beautiful daughters.

His personal military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (x2), Joint Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (x3), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 awards). He has also been honored to receive the 2011 Blacks In Government Award, 2010 Roy Wilkins Leadership Award, and the 2009 Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) (Government) Award. 

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