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CAPT James Taylor, USN (Ret)

James Taylor was raised on a family cattle ranch in Southwest Oklahoma; graduating from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education and matriculating graduate work from Kansas State University in Psychology.  Following his teaching school and coaching sports, Taylor served in the U.S. Navy transitioning with more than 20 years of service as a decorated Veteran (O-6 / CAPT). Assignments included leadership assignments aboard ships, submarines and aircraft carriers; shore duty and joint combined assignments in the U.S. and overseas, and two joint duty staff assignments with U.S. Central Command and U.S. Strategic Command. His military, civilian and government experience in the US and overseas provided him with a wealth of corporate, government organizational knowledge, diverse cultural & human resource exchanges and successful business-to-business opportunities. Taylor worked in corporate, academia and private business industry before becoming a federally-trained Veterans Representative and Program Manager with the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission. He served as the Program Manager for America’s Jobs Center / Oklahoma Works Workforce Office in Lawton. In 2018, Taylor began his current position as a Small Business Management Coordinator at Great Plains Technology Center in Lawton. He currently serves on local and state boards and committees including Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce, USO Oklahoma, and President, FIRES Chapter – Association of the U.S. Army.

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/james-taylor/5/49/396