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Sergeant Major Fort Taylor III VMA-223 Sergeant Major

Sergeant Major Taylor enlisted in the Marine Corps in June 2001 and completed recruit training with Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. 

Upon completion of recruit training, he attended Marine Combat Training (MCT) at Camp Geiger, N.C. After finishing MCT, he reported for MOS training at Marine Corps Communications-Electronics School (MCCES) 29 Palms, Calif. in Oct. 2001.  In Nov. 2002 he received orders to Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron 18 (MTACS-18) Futenma, Okinawa, Japan.

In Dec. 2003, he reported to Marine Security Guard School (MSG), Quantico, Va.  As an MSG he was assigned for duty at American Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; Moscow, Russia; Helsinki, Finland; and Tokyo, Japan. After completing MSG, he lateral moved to signals intelligence analyst/operator and reported to 3D Radio Battalion, Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii in Oct. 2006.  During his assignment, he completed two deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines (OEF-P). 

In Oct. 2009, he reported to Marine Corps Cryptologic Support Battalion, Bravo Company, Fort Meade, Maryland to begin his assignment as part of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) Military Intern Signals Intelligence Analyst Program (MINSAP) Cryptologic Internship.  During this assignment, he completed a deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan (OEF-A). 

In Dec. 2012 he received orders to 1st Radio Battalion, Camp Pendleton, Calif.  During his assignment, he deployed to Afghanistan, from Nov. 2013-2014, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom- Afghanistan (OEF-A).  After returning from Afghanistan, he received orders to serve as the Company First Sergeant for Headquarters Company, Marine Corps Embassy Security Group, Quantico, Virginia in Dec. 2015.

In May of 2018, he received orders to serve as the Company First Sergeant for Delta Company, Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry-East, Camp Geiger, North Carolina.  

In May of 2019, Sergeant Major Taylor was assigned as the Squadron Sergeant Major for Marine Attack Squadron 223.

Sergeant Major Taylor's personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal second award, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal third award, and the Army Achievement Medal.