Retired Brigadier General Robert V. Taylor was the Commanding General 46th Military Police Command and the Assistant Adjutant General, Army, Michigan National Guard. In addition to his Military Police Command responsibilities, General Taylor was responsible for the wartime readiness of the over 8300 soldiers of the Michigan Army National Guard.
General Taylor has held numberous leadership positions within the Army National Guard. Following three years as a military police enlisted soldier, he was commissioned a second lieutenant, Military Police Corps in June 1969. General Taylor is also Field Artillery branch qualified. He has held command and staff assignments in the 146th Military Police Battalion, 1st Battalion 119th Field Artillery 38th Infantry Division, 72nd Rear Area Operations Center, and Commander, Recruiting Command, Michigan Army National Guard.
General Taylor’s senior staff assignments include; Deputy Chief of Staff Personnel, Deputy Chief of Staff Operations, and Chief of Staff Joint Force Headquarters, Michigan National Guard. He was promoted to General Officer in October 1993 as the Assistant Adjutant General, Army and he assumed command of the 46th Military Police Command on 1 June 2004.
General Taylor has a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Spring Arbor University. His military education includes the Military Police Officer Basic Course, the Field Artillery Officer Basic and Career Course, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the Senior Reserve Component Course at the U.S. Army War College.
General Taylor’s military awards include the Federal Legion of Merit, two awards of the Federal Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, two awards of the National Defense Service Medal, three awards of the State of Michigan Distinguished Service Medal, and the State of Michigan Legion of Merit. He has also been awarded the Department of the Army Staff Identification Badge.
General Taylor was a primary member of the U.S. Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee and he was the Chairman of the Board, National Guard Association of the United States.
General Taylor is married to the former Cynthia J. Johnson and they have two grown children, Lisa and Kimberly.