Captain Edward Floyd
Commander, Submarine Development Squadron FIVE
A native of Rocky Mount, NC, Captain Floyd enlisted in the U.S. Navy in October 1990. Upon successful completion of enlisted nuclear training, he served onboard USS CASIMIR PULASKI (SSBN 633B) and USS BOISE (SSN 764). In 1994 he earned an NROTC scholarship to attend North Carolina State University, where he majored in Mechanical Engineering. He graduated with honors and was commissioned in 1998. Floyd also holds a Master of Science in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University.
He served as a Division Officer onboard USS COLUMBIA (SSN 771) where he deployed twice to the Western Pacific and participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He later served as the Engineer Officer onboard USS HOUSTON (SSN 713) forward deployed to Guam and as Executive Officer onboard USS LOUISIANA (SSBN 743G) where he completed four strategic deterrent patrols.
He served as the sixth Commanding Officer of USS JIMMY CARTER (SSN 23) from October 2017 to December 2020 and was recognized by the United States Navy League with the John Paul Jones award for Inspirational Leadership in 2020.
His staff assignments include Assistant Professor of Naval Science at Virginia Tech, where he earned the Colonel Leo A. Codd Award for Distinction as the top NROTC Instructor in the country for 2004. He was the Squadron Engineer at Commander, Submarine Squadron ELEVEN in San Diego, CA and later reported to Naval Reactors as the Special Assistant to the Deputy Director for Officer Personnel and Policy Matters in the Line Locker. Most recently, he served as a Strategic and Program Analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense CAPE.
Captain Floyd most values the honor to serve on teams that earned the Battle Efficiency “E” awards, Meritorious Unit Commendations, and Navy Unit Commendations for their at-sea performance.