Richard Taylor

Selected Photos from Theaters of Operations


Afghanistan 203d Corps, 2007, 2008-2009

Iraq Ministry of Interior, 2008

Iraq Joint Forces Inspector General, 2006-2007

Grenada

Vietnam, 1967-1968, 1970-1971

Biography

Recent Highlights
* Author of 8 books
* Afghan 203d Army Corps Operations and Training Adviser
* Iraqi Ministry of Interior Strategic Plans Adviser
* Iraqi Joint Forces Inspector General Adviser
* Senior Corporate Human Resources Manager

Military Highlights
* Chief, US Military Assistance Group – Philippines
* Chief, Arms Control Branch, NATO International Military Staff
* Director, Department of Joint and Combined Operations, US Army Command & General Staff College
* Inspector General, 82d Airborne Division
* Commander, Infantry Training Battalion
* Staff Officer, United States Army, Europe
* Executive Officer, Joint State/​Defense Analysis Team to Somalia.
* Assistant G-1 in 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood and battalion assistant S-3, S-4 and company commander; company commander and S-2 in Vietnam.
* Vietnamese Army adviser during Tet ’68
* S4 of the army's first modern ranger battalion - 1st Battalion (Ranger), 75th Infantry

Education
* Master of Science in Business Administration, Boston University
* Master of Education in Human Services, Boston University
* Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, North Georgia College
* US Army War College
* US Army Command and General Staff College
* US Marine Corps Staff College
* National Security Management Course
* Corporate Executive Management Course

Published
* Prodigals: A Vietnam Story (2003)
* Homeward Bound: American Veterans Return from War (2007)
* The Falcon and the Dove (2014)
* Berlin REndezvous (2015)
* Eden Lost (2013)
* Return to Eden (2014)
* Almost Eden (2014)
* Rhythms of War (Poetry) 2014
* Articles in Military Review and Amphibious Warfare Review
* Book reviews for Military Review, Parameters, and On Point.

Eden Lost direct from publisher: http:/​/​www.tatepublishing.com/​bookstore/​book.php?w=9781629021102

Romance, Historical Fiction
Return to Eden is the second part of a generational saga of the Armand lineage. It answers the question in Eden Lost of "What happened to Joshua Armand?" Coming soon--Almost Eden--set in the Philippines and Vietnam.
Historical Romance
Josh Armand, an American entrepreneur, is an eye-witness to history when Commodore Dewey storms into Manila Bay in 1898, sinking the Spanish fleet. He soon encounters the striking mestizo Isabella Germain in Manila and their conflicting worlds collide in a precarious romance as war threatens to devastate their dreams. Josh, interested only in expanding commercial interests under Manifest Destiny, becomes entranced by the enigmatic Isabella. Then he becomes indebted to her when she organizes his rescue from Chinese kidnappers. However, her covert activities in support of Filipino rebels clashes with his loyalties and moral values. War between America and local guerrillas in quest of Philippine independence becomes one of national betrayals and conflicts, straining Josh and Isabella's special relationship to its limits. Their love is sharply tested by cultural divisions, divided allegiances and dangerous circumstances of war. Josh finally commits by helping her try to warn the guerrilla leader, Emilio Aguinaldo, of a raid to capture or kill him. They strive to overcome incalculable dangers and difficulties to find enduring love while Eden lies in peril.
Historical Mainstream Fiction
BERLIN RENDEZVOUS is a gripping account of three “little people” profoundly affected by the Berlin Wall and the military standoff in Europe. Their paths intersect in Berlin just prior to the partition, but powerful adversaries scatter them, shattering their hopes. In time, a changing world draws each of them back to Berlin on different paths. Their steadfast refusal to accept tyranny and strong determination to tear down the intolerable walls dividing them makes a suspenseful, sympathetic narrative.
Mainstream/Literary Fiction
The former novel, "The Raptor and the Mourning Dove," was retired, edited, a new cover and title added, and republished as "The Falcon and the Dove." Historical problems soldiers have faced after leaving the battlefields are portrayed in a modern setting. Are our lives predestined, or are we masters of our fate?
Military History
Summary of the experiences of American Veterans upon returning from battle from the American Revolution to the present Global War onTerror.
Wartime Autobiography
This is the story of one soldier's experience in two Vietnam Wars: an advisor during Tet 1968 and a company commander with the 1st Cavalry Division's storied 7th Cavalry in the waning days of the conflict.
ChapterXII in Shadow Wars
A model of integrated planning for low intensity counterinsurgency campaigns.

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