Maj Gen James E Taylor

Maj Gen James E Taylor Welcome to the official page of Maj Gen James E Taylor, Inter-American Defense College director. Major General James E. Taylor, originally from Logan Utah, enlisted into the Iowa Army National Guard in December of 1982.

In December of 1986, he was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps, and subsequently graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Biochemistry. He has earned several Master's Degrees including a Master's of Science in Biochemistry from Iowa State University; a Master's of Science in International Relations from Troy University; a Master's of Military Arts and Sciences from the US Army Command and General Staff College; and, a Master's of Science in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University. He has served at every echelon from Platoon to Army Staff. His assignments included numerous command, staff, and leadership positions-whose focus encompassed plans, operations, strategy, cyber intelligence, capability development, interagency task forces and joint and combined operations. Selected for Brigadier General in 2014, he served as the Deputy Director of Plans, Policy and Strategy (J-5), North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (NORTHCOM); Commander, US Army Element, NORAD and NORTHCOM; Deputy Director of Operations (J3) NORTHCOM; and, most recently as the Special Assistant to the Director of the Army National Guard for Cyber intelligence Operations, Plans, and Strategy. In 2018 he became the Director, Inter­American Defense College. Having served in a variety of theaters, his awards, badges, and decorations are consistent with those of most Soldiers who have had the honor to serve their country over a period of decades and the good fortune to return safely home. He is blissfully married to his wife Wendy. Together, they raised four children, and enjoy their grandchildren.

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Today celebrates the 79th anniversary of the Inter-American Defense Board/Junta Interamericana de Defensa!  (The Inter A...
03/30/2021

Today celebrates the 79th anniversary of the Inter-American Defense Board/Junta Interamericana de Defensa! (The Inter American Defense College is the Educational arm of the Board). May it long continue its important work of promoting and strengthening confidence, hemispheric security, and technical advice to the Organization of American States/ Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA)!

Today is Vietnam Veteran's Day, and I want to take a moment to recognize the  Vietnam Veterans of America.  Both when I ...
03/29/2021

Today is Vietnam Veteran's Day, and I want to take a moment to recognize the Vietnam Veterans of America. Both when I enlisted, and several years later commissioned, these great warriors trained and shaped me to be the leader I am today. I am grateful for their sacrifice and their service. They built the force in which we now serve.

I want to recognize the tremendous service that dogs have rendered to our Armed Forces and our Country!  Today is Nation...
03/13/2021

I want to recognize the tremendous service that dogs have rendered to our Armed Forces and our Country! Today is National K9 Veterans' Day. The Army K9 Corps was created on this day in 1942. Professionally, I have had the privilege of military working dogs being part of our task force. And, personally, I have benefitted from dogs, in general, being part of our family. #NationalK9VeteransDay

I am pleased to join my voice in celebration  of International Women's Day.  The celebration of this day started in 1911...
03/08/2021

I am pleased to join my voice in celebration of International Women's Day. The celebration of this day started in 1911. Ten values guide this celebration: Justice, Dignity, Hope, Equality, Collaboration, Tenacity, Appreciation, Respect, Empathy, and Forgiveness.

For us, at the Inter American Defense College, this day is vital because our institution recognizes the critical role of women in peace, security, and defense.

This day is especially poignant for us here at Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall because Fort McNair is where the explosion in the ammunition factory claimed the lives of the women war workers whose labors were supporting the country’s defense efforts. (If you have not seen this memorial, I encourage you all to do so.)

Without the contributions of women in peace, defense, and security, we cannot succeed. I encourage everyone to take a moment with your families to reflect on the achievements of women and the values associated with this international celebration!

It was a pleasure to join the staff and students of the Dominican Republic to celebrate their Independence Day. I am sta...
02/28/2021

It was a pleasure to join the staff and students of the Dominican Republic to celebrate their Independence Day. I am standing with Colonel Samuel Peña of the Fuerzas Armadas de la Republica Dominicana (Air Force). He is the Chief of Course for Class 60 of the Inter American Defense College. We are also grateful for representatives from the Embajada Dominicana en Estados Unidos who joined us in this hybrid-virtual/presencial event. I am thankful that technology allows us to come together though we are physically distanced.

02/11/2021

Today marks the 80th Anniversary of the Activation of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division for World War II. We owe so much to the service and sacrifice of those who went before us! I started my military service in this division. My interactions with fellow soldiers and the great leaders who served in this magnificent organization inspired and shaped me. This link summarizes their history: https://history.army.mil/html/forcestruc/cbtchron/cc/034id.htm

Yesterday we welcomed Lt. Gen. Andrew P. Poppas, Director of the Joint Staff, to the College once again.  This was an op...
02/04/2021

Yesterday we welcomed Lt. Gen. Andrew P. Poppas, Director of the Joint Staff, to the College once again. This was an opportunity for us to share recent developments as well as the status of Class 60 with him. He was very impressed with the many leadership successes that our alumni continue to have in the Hemisphere.

The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. taught us that civil rights apply to everyone--regardless of race, gender, or...
01/18/2021

The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. taught us that civil rights apply to everyone--regardless of race, gender, or religious preference. His non-violent activism and respectable civil discourse changed the trajectory of a country in a way that made life better. We need this day to more than a routine holiday. We need to remember!

Today is the 384th birthday of the The National Guard. It is our Nation's oldest military force--the backbone of our nat...
12/13/2020

Today is the 384th birthday of the The National Guard. It is our Nation's oldest military force--the backbone of our national defense. May the citizen, soldier, patriot concept long endure!

I was honored to officiate at the retirement of CDR Sean Maxwell of the U.S. Navy.  He is Alumni of Class 59 of the Inte...
12/11/2020

I was honored to officiate at the retirement of CDR Sean Maxwell of the U.S. Navy. He is Alumni of Class 59 of the Inter American Defense College. He concludes his military career serving in our Institutional Effectiveness Department where he is responsible for our licensure and accreditation. Hats off to a great military family! Fair winds and following seas!

I commend our great sanitization team of the Inter American Defense College!  This outstanding group sanitizes areas rap...
11/17/2020

I commend our great sanitization team of the Inter American Defense College! This outstanding group sanitizes areas rapidly and well! We have a safe environment because of the efforts of professionals like them!

It has been my privilege to serve with some of the finest men and women on this planet.  I express my gratitude  to thos...
11/11/2020

It has been my privilege to serve with some of the finest men and women on this planet. I express my gratitude to those who have served over the centuries to preserve freedom, and am honored to be numbered among them. Happy Veterans Day!

I join with the students of Class 60 and the Staff of the Inter American Defense College in celebrating the Independence...
11/03/2020

I join with the students of Class 60 and the Staff of the Inter American Defense College in celebrating the Independence of Panama today! We have students from the Policía Nacional de Panamá and Senafront Panamá in this year's class. They add value to the class just as Panamá adds value to our hemisphere!

A perfect day running the Army Ten-Miler with the team of the Inter American Defense College.  Our appreciation to the F...
10/19/2020

A perfect day running the Army Ten-Miler with the team of the Inter American Defense College. Our appreciation to the Fort McNair Engine Company 46 for providing our First Responder Support! And a special thanks to our NCOs and our Iadc SpiritTeam for planning this activity! Perfect weather. Perfect route. Perfect company. A perfect event!

Today is American Gold Star Mother's Day where we recognize and honor those mothers who have lost a son or daughter in t...
09/27/2020

Today is American Gold Star Mother's Day where we recognize and honor those mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of the US Armed Forces. I am grateful for their sacrifice. In 2013, I was fortunate to be adopted by a wonderful Gold Star Mother who sent a monthly care package for the benefit of my unit and I during our deployment. Our country is a better place because people like her walk among us!

I was greatly honored to receive the Medal of the Ejército del Perú from MG Risco, Defense Attaché at the Embassy of Per...
09/25/2020

I was greatly honored to receive the Medal of the Ejército del Perú from MG Risco, Defense Attaché at the Embassy of Peru in the USA. This is especially meaningful because today is Peru’s Armed Forces Day! Peru’s long collaboration and support of the Inter American Defense College is critical to our mission success!

I join my voice with those that honor the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Because of her work with...
09/19/2020

I join my voice with those that honor the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Because of her work with Title IX, my daughters grew up participating in the sports they were interested in playing.

09/18/2020
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As National Suicide Prevention Month comes to a close, IADC wants to remind our community about the importance of staying connected.
#ConnectToProtect means staying close and connected to family members, friends, colleagues, and anyone else who makes you feel happy about being alive.
#BeThere # #SuicidePreventionMonth
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09/11/2020
IADC 9-11 Message

Team, September 11th is a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Let’s join together and observe this day by remembering the victims of terrorism and participating in some form of service to others. It sends a message that terrorism as a tactic is NOT OK; neither are we intimidated by it! Organization of American States (OAS) Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA) Junta Interamericana de Defensa

09/03/2020
Be compliant. Choose wisely

IADC Team, research shows that humans get complacent over time. Don’t be the one that becomes complacent and either gets the virus yourself, or is the cause of someone else getting it, because you got careless with the mitigation measures.

Be compliant. Choose wisely. Ladies and Gentlemen, hold the line, and be part of the solution, not part of the problem.
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08/31/2020

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Last Friday, MSgt Neal culminated 24 years of committed service to the United States Air Force as the College's Information Technology Superintendent, in a ceremony officiated by MG Taylor. His technical expertise and innovative solutions were invaluable to the IADC, it’s students and most of all the NCO Corps. It was a privilege to serve with him.

I want to congratulate the Army of Peru (Ejército del Perú) and Commanding General Jorge Celiz Kuong as they celebrate t...
08/18/2020

I want to congratulate the Army of Peru (Ejército del Perú) and Commanding General Jorge Celiz Kuong as they celebrate the creation of the “Legión Peruano de la Guardia” on this their 199th Anniversary. The Peruvian Army has been a key partner of the Inter-American Defense College since our founding in 1962 and we greatly appreciate their continued support. !Viva el Perú!

I want to congratulate General Julio Ernesto Florián Pérez on his promotion, and designation as the Commanding General o...
08/17/2020

I want to congratulate General Julio Ernesto Florián Pérez on his promotion, and designation as the Commanding General of the Dominican Republic Army (Ejército de República Dominicana). Not only is he an alumnus of the Inter American Defense College , but also served on our staff! He made a great contribution to our team both as a student and as a member of our college leadership! We are certainly a better organization because of the time he spent with us, and we look forward to the contribution he will make to his service, his country, and our hemisphere in his new leadership position.

What a great night at the U.S. Marine Corps Evening Parade at the Marine Barracks Washington 8th & I. This magnificent e...
08/15/2020

What a great night at the U.S. Marine Corps Evening Parade at the Marine Barracks Washington 8th & I. This magnificent event portrays the professionalism and rich tradition of the Corps!

On July 16th, I had the privilege of being presented a gift from the Haitian Alumni of IADC Class 59 as a token of their...
08/12/2020

On July 16th, I had the privilege of being presented a gift from the Haitian Alumni of IADC Class 59 as a token of their appreciation. It has been an absolute pleasure to get to know these men; they are some of Haiti's finest leaders. I would like to express my appreciation for this gift and for the superior efforts undertaken to unite and secure our hemisphere! It is truly a great honor to have been rendered on canvas by a Haitian artist! Mission Permanente d'Haïti auprès de l'OEA

On Tuesday, August 4th, the Director delivered the presentation, “Strategic Resilience, Risk, & Complexity during Crisis...
08/10/2020

On Tuesday, August 4th, the Director delivered the presentation, “Strategic Resilience, Risk, & Complexity during Crisis: Implications of Defense Policies” during a virtual seminar organized by the Instituto Superior para la Defensa (INSUDE) of the Dominican Republic. The seminar theme was “Society, Security, and Defense” and the Director was accompanied on the same panel by the IADC’s own professors, Dr. Mirlis Reyes and Dr. Mark Hamilton. Instituto Superior para la Defensa (INSUDE)

I was honored to visit the 319th Military Intelligence Battalion (“Storm’s Coming!”) where I was able to promote my son-...
08/08/2020

I was honored to visit the 319th Military Intelligence Battalion (“Storm’s Coming!”) where I was able to promote my son-in-law, Keith McAndrews to First Lieutenant!

I and the Inter American Defense College wish the U.S. Army Materiel Command a Happy Birthday today!  Our two organizati...
08/01/2020

I and the Inter American Defense College wish the U.S. Army Materiel Command a Happy Birthday today! Our two organizations were formally established on the same Department of the Army Executive Order!

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07/20/2020

Inter American Defense College

On 15 Jul 2020, the IADC Leadership farewelled the seated Chief of Brazil's Delegation to the Junta Interamericana de Defensa, RADM Nelson Nunes, of the Ministério da Defesa, as he approaches his retirement and welcomed the incoming Chief, Brigadeiro Edson Fernando da Costa Guimarães of the Força Aérea Brasileira . During their visit, they conducted an office call with IADC Leadership, received an IADC brief, and concluded with a tour of our campus.

Yesterday, I spoke to the students from the U.S. Army War College, Master of Strategic Studies Seminar, about complexity...
07/16/2020

Yesterday, I spoke to the students from the U.S. Army War College, Master of Strategic Studies Seminar, about complexity and threats to the hemisphere. Senior leaders must solve complex problems. And, the problems facing the countries of our hemisphere are complex, multi-domain, and multi-dimensional. They require international solutions.

07/06/2020
IADC Class 59 Graduation Ceremony

Congratulations to the students of class 59! The ceremony can be viewed at this link for those who missed it, or wish to watch it again.

07/04/2020
4th of July Message

Happy 4th of July! On this day, we celebrate independence, freedom, and as our Founding Fathers said, “the idea that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among which are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Let us remember all those who sacrificed their lives for the freedoms we enjoy, and to celebrate the blessings of liberty.

07/01/2020

I extend heartfelt wishes for a Happy Canada Day to our Canadian Team Members. The RMC Canada CMR provides the Peace Support Operations Education for the MS in Inter-American Defense and Security at the Inter American Defense College. We are grateful for the value they add to our team and our hemisphere!

We express our sincere and heartfelt appreciation to all the families of our Class 59 Graduates “La Mejor!” We thank you...
06/29/2020

We express our sincere and heartfelt appreciation to all the families of our Class 59 Graduates “La Mejor!” We thank you for your patience, courage, and resilience in a time of global crisis. Our students would not succeed without your invaluable support and sacrifice. Thank you. Gracias. Obrigado. Merci.

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