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GEORGE TAYLOR

Mr. George R. Taylor is the founder and President of GuardianAirGroup.  He has over 35 years of experience in the law enforcement and intelligence communities.  His experience and expertise has been at the field and management levels with the United States Government.

 

During his 35-year career, George has gained a reputation as a fiscal management expert.  In 1992, he presented to the United States Congress a cost saving measure that ultimately resulted in over $1 billion dollars of cost savings to U.S. taxpayers.  In 1998, George was instrumental in the reorganization at the Department of Justice aviation program at the United States Marshal Service, Joint Prisoner Alien Transportation System (JPATS).  His guidance and expertise resulted in a streamlined organization, cutting operational cost of aircraft and providing improved service to other federal agencies utilizing the JPATS System.  His guidance resulted in an estimated $220 million dollars savings in future operating costs.

 

George served as the Chief Enforcement Officer, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Immigration and Naturalization Service, Atlanta District.  He was responsible for enforcement actions within a four state District comprised of the states of Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.   He had oversight of the congressionally mandated Quick Response Teams (QRT) within the Atlanta District.

 

During his tenure with Department of Justice (DOJ), George served as the Officer in Charge for a refugee camp in Elizabeth, New Jersey for victims of the Bosnia Conflict.  In 1998, George was qualified in U.S. District Court and provided key testimony as an expert witness on behalf of the United States Government on martyrdom.  This case was connected to the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing and the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.  In 2001, he executed material witness warrants on behalf of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New Jersey for individuals and co-conspirators involved with the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

 

George is retired member of the United States Navy where he served as a Senior Enlisted Advisor.  As a Senior Military Police Officer/Investigator he supervised hundreds of criminal investigations. His in-depth experience and knowledge of global terrorism led to an appointment as a Political Warfare/Anti-Terrorism Officer for the United States Navy.

 

During his Military Career, he was selected as the “Sailor of the Year” for the Battleship New Jersey (BB-62) and  “Sailor of the Year” for the Commander, Naval Forces Long Beach. He is a recipient of the Chief of Naval Operations Award for the “Safest Flight Deck Operations” within the United States Navy. George was a finalist for the prestigious. “Admiral Claude Rickets Leadership Award”.   This award is presented for inspirational leadership to a senior enlisted person who, by traditional performance of duty, has demonstrated outstanding leadership and professional competence. While on active duty George served in the J-2 (Intelligence Staff), where he prepared and presented intelligence briefs for the Supreme Allied Commander for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

 

George was awarded numerous medals, ribbons and citations during his distinguished career, including the Navy Commendation Medal (2 awards), Navy Achievement Medal (4 awards), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Unit Commendation, Battle “E” ribbon (5 awards), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal, Southeast Asian Service Medal, and National Defense Medal.  He was also qualified as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist. The U.S. Mayor’s Council recognized George for his many contributions to the war on illegal drugs by awarding him the “National Drug Fighter Award.”

 

George served as a member of the “Federal Law Enforcement Advisory Board” for the Secretary of Homeland Security.  As a member he advised the Secretary on law enforcement trending with regard to training, fiscal management, terrorism and counter-terrorism operations.