Brigadier General Lloyd J. Faul was born in Sunset, Louisiana on November 1927. His Ordnance career began in 1958 when he was integrated into the Regular Army as an officer and assigned to the U.S. Seventh Army, Europe.
He commanded an Ordnance supply and maintenance company, and subsequently served as a materiel officer, operations officer, and executive officer for an Ordnance supply and maintenance battalion. In 1964, he was assigned as the chief of the Ordnance Materiel Section in the Directorate of Military Assistance Program for Logistics, in the Republic of Vietnam. During a second tour of Vietnam in 1967, he served as Commander of the 701st Maintenance Battalion. He provided maintenance support to the 1st Infantry Division and was directly responsible for reducing the number of artillery, weapons, and combat vehicles deadlined. In July 1968, while assigned to the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, he served consecutively as a logistics staff officer and Chief of Principal Items Distribution Branch of the Supply Distribution Division.
In February 1971, he assumed the duties of Project Manager for the 2.75" Rocket System and was instrumental in the deployment of a new 2.75" dual-purpose-warhead rocket to Southeast Asia for combat evaluation. In July 1972, he assumed command of the U.S. Army Logistics Detachment, Joint U.S. Military Assistance Group, Korea where he ensured the success of the total automotive rebuild program, the wet-cell battery rebuild and tire recapping programs, the implementation of automated inventory control and property disposal procedures, the planning and construction of an M16 rifle manufacturing plant, and a more cost-effective and responsive logistical distribution system.
He concluded his career as the commander of the U.S. Army Ordnance Center and School. Under his guidance and initiative, the Ordnance Center and School established itself as a front-runner in interservice training. General Faul retired in 1974.