CMDCM (AW/SS) Walter M. Taylor
Command Master Chief
United States Navy
Master Chief Taylor was born in Macon, Georgia and graduated from Stratford Academy High School in June of 1983. He joined the navy through the Delayed Entry Program in October 1984.
Master Chief Taylor completed Electronics Technician "A" school before reporting to Basic Enlisted Submarine School in Groton, Ct. After Submarine School, he completed Electronic Surveillance Measures "C" school and then reported to his first submarine, USS BALTIMORE (SSN 704), homeported in Norfolk, Virginia. His subsequent assignments include USS CANOPUS (AS 34), homeported in Kings Bay, Georgia, and the Trident Training Facility (TTF), Kings Bay, Georgia. Upon completion of his tour at TTF, Master Chief Taylor reported to USS BATFISH (SSN 681), homeported in Groton, Connecticut. While embarked BATFISH he completed two North Atlantic deployments, two Mediterranean deployments, and an around the world deployment. During this tour he was promoted to Chief Petty Officer.
After decommissioning USS BATFISH, he reported to the Submarine Surveillance Equipment program as the Senior Enlisted Advisor. In 2002, Master Chief Taylor was selected to the Chief of the Boat program and reported to the Senior Enlisted Academy in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. At the Senior Enlisted Academy he became part of Naval History as he graduated with his sister, YNCS (AW/SW) Frances Vorce, becoming the first brother/sister to graduate in the same class. In October of 2003 he reported to the USS RHODE ISLAND (SSBN 740), homeported in Kings Bay, Georgia, as Chief of the Boat. During this tour the RHODE ISLAND was awarded the Battle Efficiency award for 2003, 2004, and 2005. Upon completion of his tour he was selected as the Command Master Chief for Submarine Squadron 16 and 20 in Kings Bay, Georgia. In 2008 he reported to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (Light) FOUR EIGHT, in Mayport, Florida and completed a full tour before reporting to his current duty station as the Command Master Chief of Patrol Squadron 26.
Master Chief Taylor is entitled to wear the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), and various service and campaign awards. Master Chief Taylor is married to Ms. Lisa Cline of Kings Bay, Ga.