General Officer Biography
 

MAJOR GENERAL MICHAEL H. TAYLOR

 

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Commander - 49th Armored Division

Major General Michael H. Taylor assumed command of the 49th Armored Division, Texas Army National Guard, Camp Mabry, Austin, Texas in March 2002.

General Taylor began his military career in 1970 upon graduation from Texas A&M University. He was commissioned as an Armor Officer and served as a Platoon Leader in Vietnam with the 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. Prior to his current assignment, General Taylor served as Deputy Commander, 71st Troop Command, Texas Army National Guard, in Austin, Texas. From March to October 2000, he served as Assistant Division Commander, 49th Armored Division, Multi-National Division (North) and Task Force Eagle, Stabilization Force 7, Operation Joint Forge in Bosnia-Herzegovina.


 

EDUCATION:

1970 Texas A&M University - BS Degree - Sociology
1974 Stephen F. Austin University - BBA - Business
1997 U. S. Army War College

ASSIGNMENTS:

1. Jul 70 - Sep 70, Student Officer, Armor School, Fort Knox, Kentucky
2. Sep 70 - Feb 71, Platoon Leader, Company C, 1st Battalion 13th Armor, 1st Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas
3. Feb 71 - Nov 71, Platoon Leader, Troop G, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Republic of Vietnam
4. Nov 71 - Dec 71, Liaison Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Republic of Vietnam
5. Dec 71 - Feb 72, Platoon Leader, Troop F, 2nd squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Republic of Vietnam
6. Feb 72 - Nov 72, USAR Control Group (Annual Training), St. Louis, Missouri
7. Nov 72 - Sep 73, Platoon Leader, Company C (-), 1st Battalion, 112th Armor, 72nd Brigade, Lufkin, Texas
8. Oct 73 - Nov 73, Executive Officer, Company B, 1st Battalion, 112th Armored, 72nd Brigade, Crockett, Texas
9. Nov 73 - Dec 73, Executive Officer, Detachment 1, Company B (-), 5th Battalion, 112th Armor, 49th Armored Division, Crockett, Texas
10. Jan 74 - Mar 78, Commander, Company B, 5th Battalion, 112th Armor, 49th Armored Division, Crockett, Texas
11. Mar 78 - Aug 78, S-2, 5th Battalion, 112th Armor, 49th Armored Division, Marshall, Texas
12. Aug 78 - Dec 81, S-3 Air, 5th Battalion, 112th Armor, 49th Armored Division, Marshall, Texas
13. Jan 82 - Nov 83, Secretary of General Staff, 49th Armored Division, Austin, Texas
14. Dec 83 - May 85, S-3, 5th Battalion, 112th Armor, 49th Armored Division, Marshall, Texas
15. Jun 85 - Sep 85, Executive Officer, 5th Battalion, 112th Armor, 49th Armored Division, Marshall, Texas
16. Oct 85 - Dec 87, S-3, 3rd Brigade, 49th Armored Division, Dallas, Texas
17. Jan 88 - Sep 90, Commander, 2nd Battalion, 112th Armor, 49th Armored Division, Fort Worth, Texas
18. Sep 90 - Mar 93, Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, Headquarters, 49th Armored Division, Austin, Texas
19. Apr 93 - Jul 96, Commander, 3rd Brigade, 49th Armored Division, Dallas, Texas
20. Jul 96 - Mar 97, Director of Information Management, Headquarters State Area Command, Austin, Texas, (Attached as Deputy Commander - Support, 49th Armored Division, Austin, Texas)
21. Mar 97 - Jul 97, Deputy Commander - Support, 49th Armored Division, Austin, Texas
22. Aug 97 - Dec 00, Deputy Commander - Maneuver, 49th Armored Division, Austin, Texas
23. Dec 00 - Mar 02, Deputy Commander, 71st Troop Command, Austin, Texas
24. Mar 02 - Present, Commander, 49th Armored Division, Austin, Texas

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:

Legion of Merit (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Bronze Star Medal (Valor) (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster)
Purple Heart
Meritorious Service Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Commendation Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Achievement Medal
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters)
National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Service Star)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Vietnam Service Medal (with Bronze Service Star)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Hourglass)
Army Service Ribbon
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross (with Bronze Star)
NATO Medal
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (with 60 Device)

CIVILIAN OCCUPATION:

Vice President of Human Resources, Memorial Health System of East Texas, Lufkin, Texas

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:

Recipient of the Order of St. George, Bronze Medallion; Life Member of The Blackhorse Association; Trustee Stubblefield Learning Center; Recipient of the Lions Club International Melvin Jones Fellow for Humanitarian Service; Pineywoods Foundation Golden Anvil Award for Service to Country and Community; Presidential Award for Outstanding Community Achievement of Vietnam Veterans; Governorís Appointment to The Texas Military Facilities Commission.

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTIONS:

2LT USAR 12 Jul 70
2LT USA 15 Jul 70
1LT USA 15 Jul 71
1LT USAR 17 Feb 72
1LT ARNG 8 Nov 72
CPT ARNG 23 Jul 75
MAJ A1RNG 5 Apr 82
LTC ARNG 15 Apr 88
COL ARNG 1 Apr 93
BG (LINE) ARNG 1 Oct 97
MG (LINE) ARNG 18 Mar 02

 

 

(Current as of September 2002)

 

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