CAPT Aaron J. Taylor

Past Executive Officer, USS Essex (LHD 2)

22 January 2020
Captain Aaron J. Taylor
Captain Aaron J. Taylor
Captain Aaron J. Taylor
Captain Aaron J. Taylor
Captain Aaron J. Taylor
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VIRIN: 220203-N-N0831-0005
Captain Aaron Taylor, a native of Carlsbad, California, graduated from Tufts University in 1998 and received his commission through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps. He was designated a Naval Aviator in 2000.

Operational assignments include Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 11 (HC-11), USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 21 (HSC-21), where he served as Officer in Charge of the 2515th Naval Air Ambulance Detachment on Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Captain Taylor commanded the “Chargers” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26 (HSC-26).

Shore assignments include Training Squadron 27 (VT-27) and U.S. Strategic Command.

Captain Taylor holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He has accumulated over 3,400 flight hours in the H-46D, MH-60S and T-34C. His decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Air Medal (Strike/Flight), as well as various campaign and unit awards.

 
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