Maj Brian E. Taylor graduated from ATC School on 20 Mar 2009 and received his initial MOS training right here at MCAS Cherry Point. Between 1 Apr 2009 and 1 Apr 2010, then 1stLt Taylor trained and qualified on Radar Flight Data, Tower Flight Data, Ground Control and Radar Final Control. He also held the billet as Crew Officer for Crew 2.
Maj Taylor was commission as a Second Lieutenant in March 2008. After completing The Basic School, he reported to Air Traffic Control (ATC) School in Pensacola in November 2008. He was then assigned to Marine Air Control Squadron (MACS) 2 Detachment C, followed by Fleet Assistance Program (FAP) orders to MCAS Cherry Point in March 2009 where he served as an ATC Crew Officer. In April of 2010, Maj Taylor was promoted to First Lieutenant and returned to MACS 2 Det C as the operations officer and attended the MAWTS-1 Marine ATC Mobile Team (MMT) Instructor Course in September 2010. In December 2010, he was assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and served as the MMT OIC under VMM-263. While on the MEU he served as Liaison Officer to the Joint Operations Center-Air, CJTF – Horn of Africa.
He was promoted to Captain in April 2012 and shortly after reported to MACS-4 Det B as the Detachment Commander in Iwakuni, Japan in June 2012.
After a successfully command tour in Japan, he was assigned to Marine Forces Central Command Forward located in the Kingdom of Bahrain in July 2014. There he served his second tour of command as the Headquarters Company Commander.
In August 2015, Maj Taylor reported to MCAS Miramar serving as the Ground Training Officer for the air station, overseeing Range Control, Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) and the Marksmanship Training Unit (MTU).
Maj Taylor volunteered to be and was nominated for the Staff Secretary position for Marine Corps Installations West.
In July 2017, Maj Taylor returned to Headquarters and Headquartesr Squadron, MCAS Cherry Point to be the ATC Facility Officer. He promoted to the rank of Major in February 2018.
Major Taylor’s personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (gold star, 2nd Award).