Chris Taylor 1949-2011
We will miss Chris Taylor.
His abundance of energy that gave optimism no matter what the situation was.
His twinkling in his eyes that brought smiles.
His overt and out front remarks that gave warmth and laughter.
His passion for the steel town and the coal state he came from that.
His avid support and advocacy for Aegis Missile Defense that came from his love and years with the U.S. Navy.
His soul was good, his heart was better, his kindness was the best.
Thank you for the years of service and advocacy doing what you loved.
God Bless you, your family and all the people you have touched.
Chris Taylor was the Deputy Director of Public Affairs for the Missile Defense Agency; joining the Agency in 2001, when it was the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization.
Chris was the primary public affairs officer at MDA for the Aegis BMD program, working all aspects of the program including the development of all planning for SM-3 flight tests, both U.S. and Japanese at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii.
- Cooperating with Japan on Missile Defense
- Congressional Roundtable Discussion Series
- Addressing the Air and Ballistic Missile Threat to Europe
- Developing a Space-Based Sensor Layer for Missile Defense
- MDAA Congressional Roundtable: Future BMD Systems
- MDAA Congressional Roundtable: Missile Defense in the Pacific
- The Navy’s Contribution to Ballistic Missile Defense
- Congressional Roundtable Discussion: Addressing the North Korean Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States
- Reception Events
- Anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative Speech
- Arizona Breakfast of Champions
- Ballistic Missile Defense Breakfast of Champions in Pascagoula, Mississippi
- Huntsville Breakfast of Champions
- New Jersey Reception of Champions in Camden, New Jersey
- Recognition of the Tenth Anniversary of the Operational Aegis BMD System
- Missile Defender of the Year Award Ceremonies
- Write Your Representative
- Admiral Wayne E. Meyer 1926-2009
- Bill Walsh 1931-2007
- Chris Taylor 1949-2011
- Dr. Julian Davidson 1927-2013
- Dr. William Van Cleave 1935-2013
- Lt. Gen. Larry J. Dodgen 1949-2010
- Major General John G. Rossi 1961-2016
- Mrs. Nancy Reagan
- Neil Armstrong 1930-2012
- Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark A. Mayo 1989-2014
- Senator Theodore Stevens 1923-2010
- Missile Defense Review