Lloyd Richardson

Chair, Department of Aeronautics
Russell West
P843-863-7270 / Elrichardson@csuniv.edu


2001 Bachelor of Science in Aviation Computer Science, Embry-Riddle University
2006 Squadron Officers School, Top-Third Graduate, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL
2006 Master’s Degree with Distinction, Aeronautical Science, Embry Riddle University
2007 Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School, In Correspondence
2011 Air Command and Staff College, Air University, In Correspondence
2016 Air War College, Air University, In Correspondence
2020 Master’s Degree with Distinction, Worship Studies (Leadership Cognate), Liberty University, VA

Lloyd Richardson, Headshot

Professor Lloyd Richardson is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona, Florida and has a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Science and Master of Arts degree in Worship Studies. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force in December 2001 and achieved the rating of Command Pilot with 3,200 hours in the T-6A and C-17A. After 20 years of active duty service, Lt Col Richardson retired in February of 2022 and is currently serving as an Assistant Professor of Aeronautics at Charleston Southern University.

Your Purpose. Our Mission.

I chose to work at CSU because of the eternal impact I can have on young people as they discover their purpose. I hold my head high knowing that I am able to have gospel conversations every day with impressionable minds. Since my military career has taught me the importance of discipline and safety, I will pass these valuable tenets on to the next generation of aviators...God willing!

Professor Lloyd Richardson

Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Armed Forces Service Medal
Navy Achievement Medal

1. February 2002 – August 2002, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Moody AFB, GA

2. September 2002 – March 2003, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Columbus AFB, MS

3. April 2003 – August 2003, Student, Distinguished Graduate, T-6A Pilot Instructor Training, Randolph AFB, TX

4. September 2003 – November 2005, Instructor Pilot, Squadron Executive Officer and Flight Commander, Moody AFB, GA

5. November 2005 – July 2010, Evaluator Pilot, Squadron Executive Officer, Squadron Director of Staff and Wing Standardization/Evaluation Officer, Joint Base Charleston, SC

6. September 2010 – June 2011, Instructor Pilot and Chief of 15th Wing Operational Plans, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii

7. June 2011 – August 2012, Instructor Pilot and Executive Officer to the 15th Wing Commander, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii

8. August 2012 – October 2013, Instructor Pilot and Chief of 15th Wing Command Post, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii

9. October 2013 – May 2014, Assistant Director of Operations, 535th Airlift Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii

10. May 2014 – July 2015, Director of Operations, 735th Air Mobility Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii

11. August 2015 – June 2016, Mobility Analyst, A9 Studies, Analyses and Assessments, Pentagon,Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

12. June 2016 – July 2017, Air Force A9 Senior Executive Officer, Pentagon, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

13. October 2017 – August 2021, Instructor Pilot, Chief, Wing Plans, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina

14. August 2021 – January 2022, Skillbridge Professor, Charleston Southern University, Charleston, South Carolina

Rating: Command Pilot Flight Hours: 3,200 Aircraft Flown: T-6A, T-1A, C-17A
Second Lieutenant - December 24, 2001 First Lieutenant - December 24, 2003 Captain - December 24, 2005 Major - December 1, 2011 Lieutenant Colonel - November 1, 2016