LTC(R) William C. Taylor graduated from the United States Military Academy and was commissioned as an Armor officer in the Regular Army in 1995. He retired after 23 years on active duty and served in a wide range of commandant staff positions. His experience included 6 operational deployments with two each in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Taylor’s previous tactical assignments include Tank Platoon Leader, Scout Platoon Leader, Headquarters Company Commander, Armor Company Commander, Combat Advisor, and Squadron Executive Officer. His previous Staff assignments include planning assignments at Battalion, Brigade, Division, FORSCOM, Joint Staff, and Army Staff.
LTC(R) Taylor has extensive combat advisory experience with the 9th Iraqi Army Division in Taji and Baghdad Iraq, The Iraqi National Training Center at Al Asad Airbase, and as a Command Select List (BN CMD Equivalent) Advisor with the Afghan 203rd Corps in Gardez, Afghanistan.
His military education includes the Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, United States Air Command and Staff College (CGSC), School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), Airborne School, Scout Platoon Leaders Course, and Jumpmaster School.
He holds a Master of Policy Management from Georgetown University, and a Masters of Military Arts and Sciences from both CGSC and SAMS.
LTC Taylor’s awards include the Bronze Star with two oak leaf clusters, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Joint Service Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and the NATO Medal. He is authorized to wear the Combat Action Badge, Parachutists Badge, Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, Army Staff Identification Badge, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation, and the Army Superior Unit Award.