CHIEF INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN
MARK D. TAYLOR II
Chief Taylor is a native of Memphis, Texas. He enlisted in the United States Navy upon graduation from Memphis High School in June of 2002. After recruit training, Chief Taylor reported to Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek, South Carolina, and upon graduation from Nuclear Field Machinist’s Mate “A” School and Nuclear Power School, he reported to USS LA SALLE (AGF 3) in Gaeta, Italy. While onboard, LA SALLE conducted Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure (VBSS) operations in the Mediterranean Sea, patrolling the coast of Greece during the 2004 Summer Olympic Games. During the spring of 2005, he decommissioned the LA SALLE and reported to Information Systems Technician “A” School in Great Lakes, Illinois, and subsequently reported to Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Detachment Keflavik, Iceland as a Tech Control Supervisor until the base closed in 2006.
In November, 2006, he reported to Special Boat Team Twenty-Two in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi as a Combat Service Support Technician for Riverine Troop 1, successfully completing a deployment in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.In November, 2006, he reported to Special Boat Team Twenty-Two in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi as a Combat Service Support Technician for Riverine Troop 1, successfully completing a deployment in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. He then transferred to Naval Information Operations Command, Hawaii as the Information Technology Directorate Leading Petty Officer in July of 2009. During his tour he volunteered to deploy onboard USNS MERCY (T-AH 19) during PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2010.
In August of 2012 he was assigned as the J6 Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge for Regional Support Command, South at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, where he established coalition communications networks and provided valuable training for the Afghan Nation Security Forces during OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM.
In June of 2013, he reported to Joint Mobile Ashore Support Terminal, Pacific where he was promoted to Chief Petty Officer, and served as the Leading Chief Petty Officer for the command.
Chief Taylor reported to his present command in November, 2016 where he currently serves as the Assistant Officer-in-Charge of Naval Computer and Telecommunications Strategic Communications Unit, Oklahoma City, OK.
Chief Taylor is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 203 Khaki) and holds an Associate’s of Science in Applied Science and Technology (Nuclear Engineering) from Thomas Edison State University.
His personal awards include the Joint Service Commendation Medal (Two Awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (Three Awards) and various service and campaign awards.