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27 September 2017 - General Membership Meeting

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The Aberdeen Chapter of AUSA holds a monthly meeting for past, current, future members and guests. Please come out and join us.  We would love to get your feedback on what you would like to see in the Aberdeen area. We hope to see you soon at an AUSA Membership Meeting.

About the Speaker

James Patrick Ross ProfileMAJOR GENERAL RANDY S. TAYLOR assumed duties as the 15th Commander of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) and Senior Mission Commander of Aberdeen Proving Ground on April 13, 2017.

Major General Taylor most recently served as the Army CIO/G-6’s Director of Architecture, Operations, Networks, and Space. He was responsible for establishing and maintaining strategy, policy and guidance to enable mission command across a global enterprise and throughout the Army’s Network during peacetime, crises, contingencies and war.

Major General Taylor graduated from the University of Maryland, attended Infantry Officer Basic Course in 1988 and was first assigned to the Berlin Brigade, West Berlin, Germany. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology and Management and holds Master’s degrees in Telecommunications Management, and National Security and Strategic Studies. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College.

His recent staff assignments have been as the U.S. Army Forces Command G-6; the U.S. Southern Command J-6; and the Presidential Contingency Communications Program Manager, White House Military Office, in the George W. Bush Administration.

Major General Taylor’s recent command assignments include Brigade Commander, Defense Information Systems Agency-CONUS at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois; and Commander of the 112th Signal Battalion (Special Operations) (Airborne), U.S. Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg and while deployed for Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in Afghanistan and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM in Iraq.

His other operational deployments include Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM; Operation RESTORE HOPE in Somalia; and Operation UPHOLD DEMOCRACY in Haiti; and overseas assignments at Izmir, Turkey; and Sinai, Egypt.

Among his awards, Major General Taylor has been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, the Ranger Tab, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Senior Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the French Commando Badge, the Army Staff Badge, and the Presidential Service Badge. Major General Taylor and his husband, Lucas Taylor, were married in St. Michaels, Maryland.