June 19, 2024

Matthew Taylor

Matthew Taylor is a lieutenant colonel and Air Force Special Operations pilot, primarily flying the MC-130J aircraft. He has spent 12 years of his 18-year career overseas, planning and executing special operations missions in hostile and politically-sensitive environments in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Most recently, Lt Col Taylor led the 1st Special Operations Squadron in Okinawa, Japan, an 80-person unit conducting missions throughout the Department of Defense’s largest and most diverse theater. He is a member of the AY24 Resident Course at the U.S. Army War College and the Eisenhower Series College Program.