Major General Lloyd Burtch was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on 24 November 1946. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from South Dakota State University and received an Army ROTC Commission as a Second Lieutenant in 1969. General Burtch entered active duty in April 1969 and attended Engineer Officer Basic Course at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He attended the Supply Management Officer course at Fort Lee, Virginia and was assigned to the 9th Logistics Command at Sattahip, Thailand. Upon his return from Southeast Asia, he served as a company commander and as battalion adjutant in the 553rd supply and Service Battalion at Fort Hood, Texas.
Major General Burtch entered the Active United States Army Reserve in May 1972. He served in several staff assignments with the Headquarters, 90th US Army Reserve Command, San Antonio, Texas. These staff assignments culminated with assignments as the Inspector General, the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel and finally, in 1988 he was selected as the Chief of Staff of the 90th ARCOM. In 1990, General Burtch assumed command of the 321st Civil Affairs Brigade, San Antonio, Texas. He was selected for promotion to Major General and assigned as the Assistant Military Deputy in the Office of the Secretary of the Army (Acquisitions, Logistics, and Technology).
Major General Burtch's military decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Medal, and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
Major General Burtch's military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic Course, Supply Management Officer Course, Military Advisors Course, Adjutant General Advanced Course, and Civil Affairs Advanced Course. He is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College and the United States Army War College. General Burtch received a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas in 1975 and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1986.
Major General Burtch retired as Deputy Director, Human Resources Directorate, Armstrong Laboratory, Brooks AFB, Texas, after a 25-year career with the Air Force.
Major General Burtch teaches Psychology at John A. Logan College in Carterville, Illinois. Two grown children live in Texas and California.