Dr. Jarris Louis Taylor Jr., a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for the Strategic Diversity Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for the policy, guidance, direction, and oversight of all plans and programs affecting diversity integration for Air Force military and civilian personnel. Dr. Taylor provides leadership, strategic direction, and oversight to all levels of the Air Force to ensure a diverse and inclusive Total Force.
Dr. Taylor, a native of Baltimore, Md., earned his Doctor of Education degree in higher education administration from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He retired from the Air Force in 2005 and has extensive experience in academia, research, community service and fundraising. Prior to his current position, he was Associate Director, William R. Harvey Leadership Institute and Honors College at Hampton University, Va. He was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2009.
1988 Distinguished graduate, Noncommissioned Officer Preparatory Course, Osan Air Base, South Korea
1992 Associate of Arts degree, Ball State University, Muncie, Ind.
1994 Associate of Science degree in electronic systems technology, Community College of the Air Force
1995 Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, Hampton University, Va.
1997 Master of Arts degree in education and human development (human resource development), George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
2001 Distinguished graduate, Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
2005 Doctor of Education degree in higher education administration, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
1. 1985 - 1987, automatic tracking radar repairman specialist, Camp O'Donnell, Philippines
2. 1987 - 1988, automatic tracking radar repairman journeyman, Pil Sung Range, South Korea
3. 1989 - 1993, precision measurement equipment laboratory craftsman, Grissom AFB, Ind.
4. 1993 - 2003, precision measurement equipment laboratory craftsman and facilitator/instructor, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Course, Langley AFB, Va.
5. 2003 - 2005, Resource Manager and Programs Superintendent, Langley AFB, Va.
6. 2006 - 2009, Associate Director, William R. Harvey Leadership Institute and Honors College, Hampton University, Va.
7. 2009 - present, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Strategic Diversity Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Washington, D.C.
AWARDS AND HONORS
2000 Armed Services YMCA "5 Star Family" of the Year, 1st Component Repair Squadron
2000 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, Test, Measurement, Diagnostic and Equipment Flight
2001 Regional Award-Eastern Region, National Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.
2004 Greek of the Year, Peninsula Pan-Hellenic Council
2005 Outstanding Alumni Brother of the Year, Eastern Region, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
2008 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award, Eastern Region, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Adjunct Professor, Regent University, Virginia Beach, Va.
Adjunct Professor, Norfolk State University, Va.
Chairman, Governor's Advisory Board on National and Community Service, Commonwealth of Virginia
Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Taxation Advisory Group
First Congressional District Education Advisory Council
National Visionary Leadership Project Advisory Board, Washington, D.C.
Fundraiser, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation Inc., Washington, D.C.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Air Force Association
Air Force Sergeants Association
Life member, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated
Ball State University Alumni Association
Black Coaches Association
Blacks in Government
Hampton University Alumni Association
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National Association of African American Honors Program
National Collegiate Honors Council
Southern Regional Collegiate Honors Council
Parent-Teacher Association, Tabb Elementary, Middle and High School
Tidewater Area Virginia Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa International
Tidewater Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen Incorporated
George Washington University Alumni Association
Virginia Collegiate Honors Council
Veterans and Military Families Caucus, Democrat Party of Virginia
(Current as of December 2009)