LCDR Victor Taylor
LCDR Taylor graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Systems Engineering and was subsequently commissioned as a Submarine Officer in May 2001. Upon completion of the Navy Nuclear Propulsion Pipeline in January 2003, LCDR Taylor reported to the USS LOUISIANA BLUE (SSBN 743) in King’s Bay, Georgia where he served as the Reactor Control Assistant, Main Propulsion Assistant and the Communications Officer during his 35 month tour. LCDR Taylor also received his Navy Nuclear Engineer certification while onboard.
Following his Junior Officer sea tour, LCDR Taylor reported to the Commander Submarine Group Seven (CSG 7) Staff in Yokosuka, Japan and served as Submarine Watch Officer and Korean Submarine Liaison Officer from December 2005 to June 2007. While at CSG 7, LCDR Taylor completed a lateral transfer to the Information Professional Community.
LCDR Taylor’s first assignment as an Information Professional Officer was as the Joint C4 Plans Officer and Fleet Communications Officer for the combined Commander Naval Forces Europe and Africa/Commander Sixth Fleet Staff in Naples, Italy from August 2007 to March 2010. Upon completion of this tour, LCDR Taylor reported to Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station San Diego as the Officer in Charge of NMCI Det San Diego in April 2010. LCDR Taylor only served six months in this billet, as he was assigned a GSA/IA to U.S. Forces Iraq (USF-I) Joint Intelligence Directorate (J2) from October 2010 to November 2011, during OPERATION NEW DAWN, where he managed the Theater Intelligence Architecture during the successful drawdown of U.S. Forces in Iraq. Following his deployment to Iraq, LCDR Taylor served as the Commander Task Force Seven Zero/Commander Strike Group FIVE Flag Communications Officer, forward deployed on the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON from March 2012 to February 2014, planning all Surface Combatant and Strike Group satellite and line-of-sight communications for units operating in the Seventh Fleet area of responsibility.
His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Korean Defense Medal and various other service medals and unit awards. He holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University and several Navy and Civilian professional certifications.In March 2014, LCDR Taylor reported as Officer-in-Charge of Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Far East DET Diego Garcia.