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Members of the Ohio Wing, we are pleased to announce that Ohio Air National Guard State Command Chief Master Sergeant, Troy R. Taylor, will be this year's keynote speaker at the Ohio Wing Awards Banquet during the 2024 Ohio Wing Conference.

CMSgt Taylor is the twelfth State Command Chief Master Sergeant for the Ohio Air National Guard, Joint Force Headquarters, Columbus, Ohio.

Chief Taylor advises the Adjutant General and his staff on all matters regarding mission readiness, professional development, proper utilization, health, morale and welfare of the Ohio Air National Guards 4,700 enlisted Airmen and their families. This includes four Air Wings and four Geographically Separated Units that serve our communities, state, and nation for homeland defense and federal missions.

Chief Taylor enlisted as a Security Specialist in April 1996. While attending technical training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, he was recognized as the distinguished graduate for superior performance and overall academic excellence.

While assigned to the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Chief Taylor deployed for numerous operations including, SOUTHERN WATCH, ENDURING FREEDOM, UNIFIED RESPONSE, CORONET OAK,FREEDOM SENTINEL, and RESOLUTE SUPPORT. During these deployments, he planned, led and executed security operations, outside the wire combat operations and humanitarian aid in support of national interests across the globe. For his leadership during deployment, Chief Taylor was awarded the Bronze Star medal and Combat Action Medal.

As a numbered Security Forces Phoenix Raven, he has performed over 30 operational missions around the globe supporting national security interests in austere environments.

Prior to his current position, Chief Taylor served as the 121st Wing Command Chief Master Sergeant, Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Columbus, Ohio. In this role, he advised the Commander and senior staff regarding military readiness, mission effectiveness, professional development, unit health, morale and the overall welfare of the wing’s enlisted force.

Please join us on April 20th to hear Chief Taylor speak about the future of the Ohio Air National Guard and the role of Ohio Wing as a part of the Total Force.

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