Chief Master Sgt. Lyndell S. Taylor is the chief enlisted manager of the 182nd Civil Engineer Squadron, 182nd Airlift Wing, Peoria, Illinois. He manages and directs personnel resource activities, establishes control procedures to meet work goals and standards, and advises or recommends actions to improve operational efficiency.
Chief Taylor enlisted in the active duty Air Force in April 1989 and was assigned to the Robert L. Thompson Strategic Hospital, Carswell Air Force Base, Texas, as a medical laboratory technician upon completion of his technical training. He served in a number of capacities, ultimately supervising the night shift laboratory. He was honorably discharged from active duty in 1993 before enlisting in the Illinois Air National Guard in January 1994, where he has served in a variety of capacities and careers. He initially enlisted as a C-4 plans and programs manager, where he was responsible for the management of a number of computer assets. In 1996, he joined the 182nd Civil Engineer Squadron, where he provided Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High-yield Explosives (CBRNE) training and ran the Nuclear, Biological, Chemical (NBC) cell during an operational readiness inspection. In September 1999, he became a full-time firefighter with the 182nd Civil Engineer Squadron fire department.
Chief Taylor was selected to serve as a first sergeant in 2012, after which he became the wing human resource advisor in 2016, where he focused on bringing human resource training to the wing. During his career, he has deployed to Germany, Iraq and stateside locations in support of Operations Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom and Task Force Test One. Prior to his current position, the chief master sergeant was a human resource advisor with the 182nd Airlift Wing, Peoria, Illinois.
1996 Bachelor of Science, Speech Pathology and Audiology, Illinois State University, Normal
1996 Non-Commissioned Officer Preparatory Course, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2001 Master of Science, Special Education, Illinois State University, Normal
2004 Associate of Applied Science, Fire Science, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2006 Associate of Applied Science, Emergency Management, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2007 Master of Science, Reading, Illinois State University, Normal
2010 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2012 First Sergeant Academy, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2013 Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2014 Master of Science, Educational Leadership, Concordia University, River Forest, Ill.
2017 Senior Joint Enlisted Professional Military Education I, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2018 Senior Joint Enlisted Professional Military Education II, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2018 Professional Manager Certification, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2019 Defense Support of Civil Authorities, Phase 1, Joint Knowledge Online, Suffolk, Va.
2019 Civil Engineer Superintendent Course, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2021 Air National Guard Chief Master Sergeant Orientation Course, Air National Guard, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
2022 Chief Master Sergeant Leadership Course, Air University, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala.
1. April 1989–April 1993, Medical Laboratory Technician, Robert L. Thompson Strategic Hospital, Carswell AFB, Texas (January 1991–April 1991, Medical Laboratory Technician, Zwiebrucken Air Base, Germany)
2. April 1993–January 1994, Individual Ready Reserve
3. January 1994–September 1996, C4 Plans and Programs Manager, 182nd Communication Squadron, Peoria, Ill.
4. September 1996–March 1999, Emergency Management Specialist, 182nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Peoria, Ill.
5. March 1999–April 2011, Fire Protection Specialist, 182nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Peoria, Ill. (May 2010–August 2010, Fire Protection Specialist, 447th Air Expeditionary Group, Sather Air Base, Iraq)
6. April 2011–May 2016, First Sergeant, 182nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Peoria, Ill.
7. May 2016–March 2018, Human Resource Advisor, 182nd Airlift Wing, Peoria, Ill.
8. March 2018–Present, Chief Enlisted Manager, 182nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Peoria, Ill. (May 2020–August 2020, Senior Enlisted Leader, Joint Task Force Test One, Markham and South Holland, Ill.)
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal
Air and Space Achievement Medal
STATE AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Illinois Long and Honorable Military Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Illinois Military Attendance Ribbon with “14” device
Illinois State Active Duty Service Ribbon
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States
Illinois Principals Association
National Guard Association of Illinois
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman April 5, 1989
Airman First Class Feb. 5, 1990
Senior Airman April 5, 1992
Staff Sergeant May 3, 1997
Technical Sergeant Aug. 13, 2005
Master Sergeant June 3, 2011
Senior Master Sergeant Nov. 15, 2014
Chief Master Sergeant Aug. 5, 2019
(CURRENT AS OF JUNE 2022)