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Mr. James D. Lloyd, ex-officio

Deputy Chief Safety and Mission Assurance Officer, NASA

Mr. Lloyd has extensive experience in safety engineering and risk management and has supported a number of blue ribbon panels addressing safety problems. Beginning in 1969 as a safety engineering intern trainee and later as a journeyman system safety engineer with the U. S. Army Aviation Systems Command, he honed his skills with Army aircraft development programs. He was later appointed as Chief, Program Evaluation Division in the Army Material Command (AMC) Safety Office in Virginia. In 1979, he was again reassigned as Director, AMC Field Safety Activity in Indiana, where he managed safety engineering, evaluation and training support for the command's military-industrial operations located world-wide. After the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986, Lloyd joined NASA to help the Agency rebuild its SMA program. He was instrumental in fulfilling several of the recommendations from the Rogers Commission investigation report. Immediately after Space Shuttle flights resumed, Lloyd moved to the Space Station Freedom Program Office in Virginia, where he served in various roles culminating in Product Assurance Manager for the program. In 1993 he became Director, Safety and Risk Management Division, Office of Safety and Mission Assurance, serving as NASA's "Safety Director." He assumed his present position as Deputy Chief of the same office in 2003. Lloyd also serves as ex-officio member for the NASA Advisory Council's standing Task Force on International Space Station Operational Readiness. Lloyd holds a B.S. with honors in Mechanical Engineering from Union College, Schenectady, and an M.S. in Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University.

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