A native of Fayetteville N.C., LTC Taylor received his commission as a Transportation Officer from East Carolina University at Greenville N.C. LTC Taylor received a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management from East Carolina University and also a Masters in Military Art and Science from the Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB, AL. He is also a graduate of the Transportation Officer Basic Course (TOBC), Combined Logistics Officer Advance Course (CLOAC), the Combined Arms and Services Staff School (CAS3), and the Air Command and Staff College (ACSC). LTC Taylor is also Airborne qualified earning his basic parachutist badge.
LTC Taylor initially entered the US Army as a Private First Class in 1987. He served two years on active duty as a 13B Field Artilleryman. Upon leaving military service, LTC Taylor enrolled at East Carolina University and earned his Bachelor degree and also a commission as a Transportation Officer. After completing the Transportation Officer Basic Course in 1994, LTC Taylor attended Airborne School at Ft. Benning GA earning his parachutist badge. His first duty station was at Fort Bragg N.C. where he served as a truck platoon leader in the 126th Transportation Company. He then was assigned as Movement Control Team Chief in the 330th Movement Control Battalion at Ft. Bragg. Upon completion of the Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course (CLOAC), LTC Taylor was assigned as the Transportation Motor Pool Chief in Stuttgart Germany. He moved to Mannheim Germany after one year where he served as the Battalion S-4 in the 28th Transportation Battalion. He later would command the 69th Medium Truck Company in Mannheim where his company was responsible for delivery of mail and general cargo within the European Theater and also supporting the US Forces in Kosovo. LTC Taylor served as an instructor at the Transportation School at Fort Eustis VA and later as the 765th Transportation Battalion S-3. He was deployed to IRAQ to serve as a Logistics Military Training Team Chief responsible for training the IRAQI 9th Mechanized Infantry Division Administration and Logistics Battalion in Logistics Operations. Upon redeploying to Ft. Eustis VA, he was assigned as the 222nd Aviation Training Battalion Executive Officer. In 2007, LTC Taylor attended the Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB AL. He was then assigned to the US Army Europe G4 where he served as the Deployment Operations Chief in the Mobility Operations Division. LTC Taylor deployed to Afghanistan and served as a Logistics Planner in the newly formed ISAF Joint Command (IJC). Upon returning from deployment, he returned to the USAREUR G4 Mobility Operations Division and was the Distribution Operations Chief and later the deputy of the Mobility Operations Divison.
His awards include the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (5OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal with Star, Iraq Campaign Medal with two stars, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with star, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2), NATO medal, Army Superior Unit Award, Parachutist Badge.