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.