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ROBERT J. TAYLOR, JR.

Robert J. Taylor, Jr., a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director for Capability and Resource Integration (J8), United States Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. He is responsible for conducting force management and analysis to include integrating, coordinating, prioritizing and advocating USSTRATCOM future concepts, mission capability needs, weapons system development, support for emerging technologies and command and control architecture across the mission areas. He is also responsible for the articulation and development of all command requirement processes to ensure USSTRATCOM has the tools to accomplish its mission, and ensures appropriate decision support tools and assessment processes are in place to enhance operational capabilities. The directorate includes comptroller support, concepts and experimentation and force assessments.

Mr. Taylor is a Distinguished Military Graduate of the Army ROTC program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He has earned two Master of Arts degrees in Military Art and Science. As a career Army officer, he has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, three Bronze Star Medals, five Meritorious Service Medals, seven Iraqi Campaign Medals, and is Airborne & Ranger qualified. He has served in key staff positions in Army and joint units from battalion to unified command level, and has commanded Army units from platoon to brigade. Mr. Taylor has four combat tours in Iraq, deployed special mission capabilities globally, and operational deployment as part of Stabilization Force 4-5 in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Mr. Taylor has been married since 1985 to Kelly P. Taylor, they have two grown daughters, Michaela and Kirstin.

EDUCATION
1985 Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Nebraska, Kearney
1996 Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
1997 Master of Arts, Military Art and Science, School of Advanced Military Studies, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
2007 Master of Arts, Military Art and Science, Senior Service College, Advanced Operational Art Studies Fellowship, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
2008 National Security Management Fellow, National Security Studies Program, Syracuse University, N.Y.
2011 Joint and Combined Warfighting School, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2012 U.S. Army Senior Leader Seminar, Eastern Management Development Center, Shepherdstown, W.Va.
2015 U.S. Air Force Enterprise Perspectives Seminar, Alan L. Freed Associates, Washington, D.C.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1982–1985, Armor Crewman, 1st Battalion 195th Armor Regiment, Nebraska Army National Guard, Holdrege, Neb.
2. 1985–1990, Assistant Intelligence Officer (S2) for 3rd Brigade; Intelligence Officer (S2) for 1st Battalion 8th Infantry; Collection and Jamming Platoon Leader and Logistics Officer (S4) for 104th Military Intelligence Battalion; and S2 for 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
3. 1990–1991, Student, Military Intelligence Officer Advanced Course, United States Army Intelligence Center and School, Fort Huachuca, Ariz.
4. 1991–1993, Intelligence Operations Officer (G2) for 3rd Infantry Division; Commander of A Company, 103rd Military Intelligence Battalion; Assistant Operations Officer (S3) for 103rd Military Intelligence Battalion; 3rd Infantry Division, Wurzburg, Germany
5. 1993–1995, Military Intelligence Captain's Assignment Officer, U.S. Army Personnel Command Alexandria, Va.
6. 1995–1997, Student, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and School of Advanced Military Studies Program (SAMS), Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
7. 1997–1998, Chief, War Plans and Exercises, III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas
8. 1998–1999, Battalion Operations Officer (S3) for 312th Military Intelligence Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, deployed for Operation Joint Forge, Multinational Division-North, Task Force Eagle, Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Stabilization Force 4-5.
9. 1999–2000, Deputy Division Intelligence Officer (G2), 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas
10. 2000–2001, Deputy Commander/Chief of Staff, 504th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas
11. 2001–2002, Senior Intelligence Officer (G2), 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
12. 2002–2004, Battalion Commander, 103rd Military Intelligence Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. Deployed for combat operations and the Liberation of Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom
13. 2004–2006, Senior Intelligence Officer (G2), 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. and Multinational Division-Baghdad, Operation Iraqi Freedom
14. 2006–2008, Student and Seminar Leader, Senior Service College Fellowship, School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
15. 2007, Chief, Commander's Initiative Group, Multinational Corps, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Baghdad, Iraq
16. 2008–2010, Brigade Commander, 704th Military Intelligence Brigade (Army Element Commander in support of the National Security Agency), U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
17. 2010–2011, Senior Intelligence Officer (G2), III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas; dual hatted as the Deputy J2, U.S. Forces-Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn, Baghdad, Iraq
18. 2011–2014, Executive Officer for the Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.
19. 2014–2019, Deputy Director for Plans and Policy, USSTRATCOM, Offutt AFB, Neb.
20. 2019–2020, Director, Joint Exercises, Training and Assessments, USSTRATCOM, Offutt AFB, Neb.
21. 2020-present, Director, Capability and Resource Integration, USSTRATCOM, Offutt AFB, Neb.

AWARDS AND HONORS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Joint Meritorious Civilian Service Award
Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Presidential Unit Citation
Joint Meritorious Unit Award, third award
Meritorious Unit Commendation
Iraqi Campaign Medal with seven star devices
NATO Medal
Combat Action Badge
Parachute Badge
Ranger Tab

(Current as of February 2021)