UNIT STATUS: Welcome to the Fort Hood, Texas | 1st Cavalry Division web presence. Incoming Soldiers, please click on the newcomers link. For information to help understand the EFMP Process click on the EFMP Link For post information please call: 254-287-1110. If you notice any Suspicious Activity report it to:   254-288-COPS.

Welcome to the Fort Hood, Texas | 1st Cavalry Division web presence. Incoming Soldiers, please click on the newcomers link. For information to help understand the EFMP Process click on the EFMP Link For post information please call: 254-287-1110. If you notice any Suspicious Activity report it to:   254-288-COPS.

    Important Information

    Equal Opportunity
    Phone Number: 254-287-2978

    Suicide Prevention 
    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255),
    Press 1 for the
    Military Crisis Line

    Army SHARP

    Fort Hood Sharp
    24/7 Hotline 254-28SHARP or 254-319-4671
    DOD Safe Helpline 877-995-5247

    Domestic Violence Victim
    Services Crisis Line

    254-702-4953
    (operated 24/7/365)

    Family Advocacy Program
    Hotline 254-287-CARE (2273)
    for spouse/child abuse reporting
    (operated 24/7/365)

Deputy Commander- Maneuver


Colonel Taylor


BG_Calvert Colonel Taylor enlisted into the Field Artillery in 1988 and was commissioned in 1990 as a 2LT in the Infantry Branch. Upon graduation from Brigham Young University (BYU) in 1991 he attended the Aviation Officer Basic Course and Rotary Wing Flight School. His first assignment was as an OH-58D Scout Platoon Leader and then the Squadron Adjutant in 1st Squadron (Air), 17th Cavalry Regiment in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg. Following the Armor Officer Advanced Course and the Cavalry Leaders Course he commanded D Troop, 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment in the 2nd Infantry Division at Camp Stanton, Korea.

After Troop command he served as an Attack/Recon Troop trainer in the 21st Cavalry Brigade at Ft. Hood, TX. He then attended graduate school at BYU, earning an M.S. in Exercise Physiology. He then taught boxing, combatives, and exercise design in the Department of Physical Education (DPE) at the United States Military Academy. In early 2002, he deployed to Afghanistan and served as a Joint Planner in CJTF-180 (18ABC) in support of OEF I.

Upon graduation from the United States Army Command and General Staff College, Colonel Taylor was assigned as the Squadron S3 and later the XO in the 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry regiment, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT), where the Squadron deployed to Iraq/OIF in 2005-2006. COL Taylor was selected to serve as the Chief of Operations (CHOPS) of the 101st Airborne Division and served in this position for two years including a deployment to OEF as the CJ33 of CJTF-101/RC-East in 2008-2009.

From 2009-2011 COL Taylor commanded the 2nd Squadron (Air), 17th Cavalry Regiment and deployed as an aviation TF in support of OEF in RC-South. After Squadron command COL Taylor served as the Aviation Branch Chief/OPMD at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command. Upon graduation of the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base; Colonel Taylor deployed to OEF as the CJ3/G3 of RC-East and CJTF-101 from May 2013 through February 2014. From 2014-2016 COL Taylor commanded the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade in Korea and then served as the Chief of Staff for the 8th U.S. Army from 2016-2017.

Among Colonel Taylor’s awards and decorations are the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (5th Award), Army Commendation Medal with “V” device, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Combat Action Badge, Master Army Aviator Badge, Master Parachutist Badge and Air Assault Badge.


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