Command Master Chief (July 2013 - Present) 
ACCM Samuel J. Taylor
Command Master Chief

Master Chief Samuel Taylor is a native of Huntingdon, Tennessee. He enlisted in the United States Navy in May 1989 and attended Basic Training at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Illinois. After completion he was assigned to Air Traffic Control “A” School in Millington, Tennessee and graduated in November 1989.

In December 1989, he reported to Naval Air Station Chase Field in Beeville, Texas. In December 1992 received orders to Tacron Twelve. There he completed deployments onboard the USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3), USS Peleliu (LHA-5) and USS Essex (LHD-2). Subsequent tours include Naval Station Roosevelt Roads Puerto Rico; Naval Auxiliary Field San Clemente Island California; Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility (FACSFAC) San Diego, California; USS Belleau Wood; Senior Enlisted Leader for Amphibious Air Traffic Control Training and Readiness at Commander Tactical Air Control Group (COMTACGRU) ONE in San Diego, California; and Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

In July 2013, he reported back to VTC-12 as the Command Master Chief. Master Chief Taylor’s personal awards include the Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy Achievement Medal (five awards), Good Conduct Medal (seven awards), National Defense Service Medal (two awards), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (four awards), Navy Expert Rifle Qualification Medal and Sharpshooter Pistol Qualification Medal. He earned his Master’s of Science Degree in Aerospace Management through Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
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