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Academy, Honor Guard Commander for the Ronald Regan Presidential Library, Cyber Subject Matter Expert underway onboard the USS Carl Vinson and Navy Destroyer modernization technologist, Congressional Military Academy Advisory Panel, and Leadership development for the National Defense University and the State Departments Foreign Service Institute.
Colonel Taylor was commissioned in 1987 at the Academy of Military Science. He is a space and cyber professional of 20 years with a decade of command time. The breadth of his career encompasses a plethora of unique and diverse operational expertise to include combat comm, airlift mission support, communications, cyber and space. He served as OIC of a nationally ranked PRIME RIBS team, Mission Support and Communications Commander at a distinguished C-130 Airlift Wing, Chief of Communications at the historic Fourteenth Air Force Flying Tigers and Chief of the Commander's Action Group for 14th Air Force and Air Force Strategic Space (AFSPC). During his tenure with the Air Force he has also served as the Commandant of the California Cadet Corps, Deputy Regional Director Liaison Officers Air Force Academy, Honor Guard Commander for the Ronald Regan Presidential Library, Cyber Subject Matter Expert underway onboard the USS Carl Vinson and Navy Destroyer modernization technologist, Congressional Military Academy Advisory Panel, and Leadership development for the National Defense University and the State Departments Foreign Service Institute.
His joint assignments include the Director of Component Reserves for the Joint Functional Component Command for Space (USSTRATCOM); followed by an assignment as the Senior Military Assistant to the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Integration and Chief of Staff (OSD); prior to his previous assignment as the Military Assistant to the Principle Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Integration in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. The Colonel last deployed as the Director of Staff of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Joint Base Balad, Iraq. The wing supported five groups comprised of 21 squadrons in leading more than 2,800 Airmen at Joint Base Balad and 13 forward-operating bases throughout Iraq and a joint-base population of approximately 16,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Department of Defense and civilian contractors. The 332nd AEW was one of two Air Force wings forward-deployed in Iraq engaged in round-the-clock combat operations. The Red Tails operated the F-16 Fighting Falcon, MC-12W Liberty aircraft, MQ-1B Predator and HH-60 Pave Hawk aircraft systems and expeditionary support operations.
SENIOR STAFF COORDINATOR and DEPUTY DIRECTOR June 2011 – Present Office of the Secretary of the Air Force Warfighter SystemsIntegration
Senior military advisor and acting Deputy Director. Responsible for policy and procedures related to communication and information systems including Information Assurance Program Protection Planning and Electromagnetic Environmental Effects. Ensure the presence of capability-focused networks for UAVs and secure net-centric environments. Envisioned and operationalized a Decision Support Tool to validate $37 billion in operational capabilities across 1,200+ AF program elements. Served as Team Lead for National Nuclear War Game assessments and cyber Subject Matter Expert. Led a Project Air Force RAND Air Ops Center study "Mission Assurance in a Contested Information Environment" to assess reliance upon and matrix the veracity of data within the operational environment. National Defense University Power of Information guest Professor, State Department Foreign Service Institute Leadership guest Professor, and National Security Council IPC Biometric, and Georgetown University on Transformational Leadership.
SENIOR STAFF COORDINATOR Jul 2010 – Jun 2011
Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Acquisitions, Technology & Logistics
Served as Military Assistant and coordinatedand implemented joint and multi-agency personnel, budget and tasking processes for 1,500 staff members at 96 locations, including 40 Senior Executive Service directors. Successfully aligned AT&L directives with critical, key programs to maximize operational capabilities. Under Secretary lauded, “our expert interface with Congress, industry and Service Chiefs…Adroitly matured over 2,100 Secretary of Defense actions; unprecedented number of on-time Congressional reports.” Acted as focal point for all DoD matters related to acquisition systems associated with research and development of advanced technology, test, evaluation, production, logistics, installation management, military construction, nuclear, biological, environmental security and chemical concerns. Served as the DoD-AT&L liaison and worked closely with the Joint Staff, Deputy Secretary, Secretary of Defense, National Security Council and Combatant Commands to ensure the availability of resources needed to achieve and sustain US national interests.
SENIOR MILITARY ASSISTANT Jun 2009 – Jul 2010 Deputy Under Secretary of Defense
Policy, Integration and Chief of Staff Assigned as Senior Military Advisor and Senior Individual Mobilization Augmentee. Oversaw day-to-day operations to integrate and implement security cooperation, technology security, defense security cooperation and enterprise services, as well as detainee, missing persons and prisoners of war. Aligned critical Subject Matter Experts with Presidential directives for security cooperation. Drove tenfold increase in productivity and elevated Secretary of Defense responsive taskings from 6% to a record 92%. Collaborated closely with Joint Staff, Combatant Commanders and the National Security Council to fulfill national security defense policies.
RESEARCHER/STUDENT Jul 2008 – Jun 2009 Joint Advanced Warfighting School National Defense University-
Conducted detailed and immersive studies into the theory of war and the strategic foundations for and operational art of campaign planning. Interacted closely with field commanders, the Joint Professional Education staff and faculty of National Defense University and the Chairman of the Jt Chiefs of Staff.
DIRECTOR COMPONENT RESERVES Aug 2006 – Jul 2008 Joint Functional Command Component Space / 14th AF- Directed, advised and integrated joint and multi-service Reserve resources to support wartime mission requirements. Advocated, aligned and coordinated the assignment of 1,700 Joint Component Reservists within JFCC Space, Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) and 14th Air Force. Developed strategic plans for current and future force initiatives related to space operations. Led a team charged with analyzing missions to optimize and enhance the effectiveness of joint overhead non-imaging infra-red sensors. Led AFSPC efforts to surge USAF Reserve Component staffing by 250% and staffing within U.S. STRATCOM by 315%. CHIEF OF COMMANDER’S ACTION GROUP Jul 2005 – Aug 2006 14th Air Force (USSTRATCOM & AFSPC)-
Developed the operational picture neededby the JFCC Space to improve warfighter support, and enhanced operational vision for senior leaders of the Science Advisory Board. Advanced joint and international relations, and helped conceive curriculum for the National Space Security Institute, Army War College and National Defense University to promote an understanding of space operations. Developed and institutionalized the "Military Asymmetric Advantages of Space Operations" pillar for use in General Officer Capstone programs.
CHIEF OF COMMUNICATIONS C4I Feb 2005 – Jul 2005 14th Air Force (AFSPC)- Provided communications expertise on operational space systems valued at $40 billion. Established communication policies and procedures for use in future programs with an estimated value of $390 million. Implemented upgrades to communication architectures at the NAF Headquarters, constructed the Joint Space Operations Center providing Command and Control of space assets to fuse mission operations at 5 subordinate wings. Oversaw planning, integration and implementation of new command and control space and network systems, and helped stand-up the first space communications squadron within the space operations center.
DEPUTY CHIEF OF COMMUNICATIONS C4I Mar 2004 – Feb 2005 14th AIR FORCE (AFSPC)- Helped facilitate the operational success of global ballistic missile warning, space surveillance, satellite control, space-based navigation, communications, space-lift generation and range ops. Supported and provided expertise for the communications infrastructure of 28 weapon systems valued in excess of $30 billion being operated by 155 units at 44 locations worldwide.
DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF LIAISON OFFICERS Nov 1993 – Mar 2004 USAF Academy Helped develop the leadership and management criteria used to select future Air Force leaders. To assess each candidate’s character and potential, sustained interface with local, state and federal agencies. Served as the USAFA ambassador representing its Superintendent and the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Command.
EDUCATION: 1987 Academy of Military Science, Knoxville, Tenn. 1989 Bachelor of Science, University of the State of New York, Business Admin/Mgt, Albany, N.Y. 1989 Advanced Communications Officer Training, Keesler AFB, Miss. 1994 Squadron Officers School, in-residence, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Ala. 2004 Master of Science in Technology/Network Security, Capella University, Minnesota, Minn. 2004 Air Command and Staff, Correspondence-Maxwell AFB, Ala. 2006 Advanced Joint Staff College, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va. 2007 Air War College of the Air University, Correspondence-Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. 2007 National Security Space Institute, Space 200, 300 and Senior Executive Course, Colorado Springs, Colo. 2009 Masters in Strategic Leadership, Carlisle Barracks, Pa. 2009 Army War College DDE Senior Officer SDE Credential, Carlisle Barracks, Pa. 2009 Masters of Strategic Planning, National Defense University, in-residence, Norfolk, Va. 2009 Joint Advanced Warfighting School, National Defense University, Norfolk, Va. 2010 Senior Executive Fellows, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, Mass.
2012 NATO Senior Officer Policy Credential, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Oberammergau, GE. 2012 Anti-Tamper Policy and Integration, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass 2012 International Security Fellows, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, Mass.
2013 Chief Information Officer Credential,, National Defense University, Washington, DC 2013 Leadership Credentialed Professional (LCCP in progress), Georgetown University, Washington, DC ASSIGNMENTS: 1. August 1987 - Academy of Military Science, Knoxville, Tn 2. September 1987 - Prime RIBS Services Officer, 146th Mission Support, Van Nuys ANGB, Ca 3. July 1989 - Commander, 146th Mission Support, Van Nuys ANGB, Ca 4. January 1993 - Commander, 146th Communications, Van Nuys ANGB, Ca 5. January 1994 - Commander, 146th Communications, Channel Islands ANGB, Ca 6. December 1998 - Deputy Director USAF Academy Western Regional Admission Liaison Officer, Wa 7. March 2004 - Deputy Chief of Communications C4I, 14th Air Force, Vandenberg AFB, Ca 8. July 2005 - Chief of Communications, 14th Air Force, Vandenberg AFB, Ca 9. March 2006 - Chief of Commander's Action Group (CAG), Headquarters 14th Air Force, Vandenberg AFB, Ca 10. November 2006 - Director CR, JFCC SPACE, AFSTRAT SPACE, and 14th Air Force, Vandenberg AFB, Ca 11. November 2007 - Senior IMA, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, Vandenberg AFB, Ca 12. July 2008 - Student, National Defense University's Joint Advanced Warfighting School (JAWS), Norfolk, Va. 13. June 2009 - Military Assistant, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Policy, Integration & Chief of Staff, Pentagon, Va. 14. July 2010 - Military Assistant, Principle Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Acq., Tech. & Logistics, Pentagon, Va. 15. August 2011 - Director Staff, 332d Air Expeditionary Wing, Operations Iraq Freedom/New Dawn, Joint Base Balad, Iraq 16. June 2011 - Deputy Director and Senior IMA to the Director, Warfighter Systems Integration, SAF/A6W, Pentagon, Va SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS: 1. November 2006 – Director Component Reserves, JFCC SPACE, AFSTRAT SPACE & 14AF, Vandenberg AFB, Ca 2. November 2007 - Senior IMA, Joint Functional Component Command for Space(JFCC SPACE), Vandenberg AFB, Ca 3. July 2008 - Student, National Defense University's Joint Advanced WarfightingSchool (JAWS), Norfolk, Ca 4. June 2009 - Jul 2010 Sr. Military Assistant, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Policy Integration & COS, Pentagon, Va. 5. July 2010 - Aug 2010 Military Assistant Principle Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Acq, Tech & Log, Pentagon, Va. MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS: Defense Superior Service Medal Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster Air Force Commendation Medal Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Meritorious Unit Award Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one silver and four bronze oak leaf clusters Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with three oak leaf clusters Air Reserve Meritorious Service Medal National Defense Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster Iraq Campaign Medal Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold border
OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS: 2003 United States Air Force Academy Tallman Award 2004 Air Force Space Command's IMA of the Year 2005 United States Strategic Command's Omaha Trophy, Joint Space Operations (JSpOC) 2005 Air Force Space Command's Best Small Communications Squadron, 614th Space Comm Sq 2005 HQ 14th Air Force IMA of the Year 2006 Published: The High Ground, Airman Magazine 2006 14th Air Force Tuskegee Airman of the Year 2006 14th Air Force Engineer of the Year 2006 14th Air Force Defense Standardization Team Award 2006 HQ 14th Air Force IMA of the Year 2007 14th Air Force Lance P. Sijan Award
2009 Published: The Cyber Domain, Army War College
2009 Published: Situational Awareness a Key to Vital U.S. National Interest, NDU JAWS
2012 Published: The Power of Information/Data in the Clouds/Where Eagles Dare Fly, NDU IRMC
Nevin J. Taylor is the IMA to the Director Warfighter Systems Integration’s Individual Mobilization Augmentee and served as the Deputy Director, Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. This organization is responsible for leading initiatives to provide integrated, capability-focused enterprises to serve warfighters' needs while eliminating information seams that divide capabilities. Colonel Taylor was commissioned in 1987 at the Academy of Military Science. He is a space and cyber professional of 20 years with a decade of command time. The breadth of his career encompasses a plethora of unique and diverse operational expertise to include combat comm, airlift mission support, communications, cyber and space. He served as OIC of a nationally ranked PRIME RIBS team, Mission Support and Communications Commander at a distinguished C-130 Airlift Wing, Chief of Communications at the historic Fourteenth Air Force Flying Tigers and Chief of the Commander's Action Group for 14th Air Force and Air Force Strategic Space (AFSPC). During his tenure with the Air Force he has also served as the Commandant of the California Cadet Corps, Deputy Regional Director Liaison Officer Air Force
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