Originally from Los Angeles, Taylor comes to DOT from the State Department. Most recently, he was the program manager for counter-narcotics, law enforcement, and terrorism in the Office of the Inspector General at State. Taylor began his civil service career in 1987 as a special investigator with the Defense Investigative Service.
Taylor holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and a masters degree in criminal justice from California State University plus a masters degree in Public Administration from Shippensburg University. He is also a graduate of the United States Army War College.