Thomas E. Taylor
Tom is a retired Army Colonel. He began his military career in the Reserve Officer Training Corps Program at Norwich University and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army in June 1970. After serving on active duty as an armor officer with the 3rd Armored Division in Germany, he returned to Massachusetts and joined the Massachusetts Army National Guard, branch transferring to the Field Artillery. As a member of the 1st Battalion 211 FA, he commanded two batteries before returning to active duty (Active/Guard Reserve) in 1984 as a Professor of Military Science at the University of New Hampshire.
In 1987, he was assigned to the National Guard Bureau as the Manpower Power Policy Officer, which is presently part of the Full-time Support Division. As the Policy Officer, he managed the full spectrum of human resource policies for the Army National Guard's full-time force of 25,000 soldiers. In 1991, he was selected to command the 1st Battalion 211th FA Battalion of the Massachusetts Army National Guard. During his command assignment he was also tasked by the Adjutant General to concurrently command the Recruiting and Retention Detachment at State Headquarters.
Following his command assignments, he was selected to the Army War College Fellowship Program as a Senior Service Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington D.C. While at CSIS, he developed a concept for managing end strength that later proved both evolutionary and successful. He also co-authored a disaster-relief study on military support that captured lessons learned from recent disaster experiences.
After leaving the Fellowship program, he served five successful years as the Recruiting and Retention Division Chief for the Army National Guard, National Guard Bureau before being selected to head the Director's Staff Group for the Army National Guard. He held this position until his retirement from military service in April 2000.
Tom is a graduate of Norwich University and possesses a Masters degree in Education and is a Certified Educational Psychologist.