U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta has appointed Vincent T. Taylor as deputy chief of staff for the Department of Transportation (DOT). Mineta said Taylor will provide executive direction on a variety of transportation policy matters and direct policy, program and managerial support in administering operations of the department.

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.