V-22 Joint Program

NAVAIR's PMA-275 manages the cradle to grave procurement, development, support, fielding and disposal of the tiltrotor program systems for U.S. Marine Corps medium-lift assault support, and the U.S. Air Force's Special Operations Forces long-range infiltration, exfiltration and resupply missions.

Col. Brian Taylor, U.S. Marine Corps

Program Manager, V-22 Joint Program

Colonel Brian Taylor graduated from Auburn University with a B.A. in Political Science and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in August 1996 through the Platoon Leaders Course (PLC) program. Taylor was designated a Naval Aviator in August 1999 and reported to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River, NC, for initial training in the CH-53E Super Stallion in August 1999. 

His first fleet assignment was with Marine Heavy Helicopter (HMH) 461 at MCAS New River from May 2000 to November 2003. During this tour, he deployed with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) in 2003 with HMM-261 (reinforced). 

In November 2003, Taylor reported to Second Marine Division at Camp Lejeune, NC, as a Forward Air Controller (FAC). In February 2004, following graduation from the Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) course, he deployed to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, with the Sixth Marine Regiment in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM as a FAC. In November 2004, Taylor returned to HMH-461 as CH-53E pilot and served as Quality Assurance Officer and Assistant Maintenance Officer.

In June 2005, Taylor reported to the Naval Postgraduate School for studies in the Operations Research Curriculum. He graduated in June 2007 with a Master’s Degree in Operations Research. In July 2007, Taylor reported to the United States Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM), Joint Warfighting Center (J7) as the Joint Modeling and Simulation Planner. During his tour at USJFCOM, he was assigned as the J-7 CENTCOM support team as the technical lead, overseeing all communications and modeling and simulation planning for training exercises and mission rehearsal exercises supporting the CENTCOM theater of operations. 

In May 2010, Taylor deployed to Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) as CJ-37, Host Nations Operations Coordinator. While deployed he was responsible for ensuring United States and allied forces training and operations were integrated with the local Djiboutian and French Armed Forces.

In December 2010, Taylor reported to HMH-366 as Squadron Executive Officer; deploying in January 2012 with HMH-466(-) (REIN) as detachment officer in charge, and Squadron Executive Officer to Camp Bastion in Helmand Provence, Afghanistan, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Upon the squadron’s redeployment in August 2012, Taylor was assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 29 as Operations Officer.

In July 2013, Taylor was assigned to Naval Air Systems Command Patuxent River, MD, as the CH-53K King Stallion Assistant Program Manager for Systems Engineering. In May 2015, he was assigned as CH-53E/MH-53E Integrated Program Team Lead for the Heavy Lift Helicopters program office (PMA-261), overseeing all program office activities for 177 Navy and Marine Corps H-53E aircraft in service around the world. In June 2017, Taylor was assigned to the USMC Light/Attack Helicopters program office (PMA-276) as the Warfighting Readiness lead where he was responsible for the program office activities supporting over 300 AH-1W, UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters. In April 2019 he was assigned as the Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, for Research, Development and Acquisition, the Honorable James F. Geurts.

Prior to taking command of PMA-275, Taylor served as the MV-22B Integrated Product Team Lead.

His personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with gold star, Air Medal Strike-Flight Numeral 5, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal with gold star. In 2017, Taylor was named the Marine Corps Aviation Association “Michael A. Hough” award winner as Marine Corps Aviation Acquisitions Officer of the Year.



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