SGM Taylor Poindexter

Sergeant Major Taylor Poindexter is a native of Deer, Arkansas. He entered the Arkansas Army National Guard, on 22 April 1987 as a 13F Fire Support Specialist, completing Basic Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. On 15 February 1989 he joined the active Army and completed his entry training at Airborne school in Fort Benning, Georgia.

His duty assignments consist of Headquarters, 434th FA Brigade, Alpha Battery, 1/319th AFAR, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery DIVARTY, Headquarters and Service Battery 2/319th AFAR, and Charlie Battery 2/319th AFAR Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Headquarters and Headquarters Company HHC 5-87 IN, Fort Davis and Fort Kobbe, Panama; Charlie Battery 1/319th AFAR and Headquarters and Service Battery 1/319th AFAR Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Charlie Battery 2-80 FA, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Headquarters and Headquarters Battery 1AD DIVARTY, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery 4-27 FA, and Charlie Battery 4-27 FA Baumholder, Germany; Charlie Battery 1-22 FA, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery FATC, Fort Sill, Oklahoma and 2-32 FAR, 4 IBCT, 1 ID Fort Riley, Kansas.

SGM Poindexter’s deployment operations and combat tours consist of Operation Just Cause, Panama (Dec 89); Operation Safe Haven, Panama (Dec 94-Feb 95), Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Iraq (Aug 90-Apr 91); and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Baghdad (May 03-Aug 04) and Tikrit, Iraq (Aug 09-Aug 10). During his career, CSM Poindexter has served in various positions such as Radio Telephone Operator, Driver, Fire Support Specialist, Forward Observer, Counter-Fire NCO, Combat Observation Laser Team NCO, Company Fire Support NCO, BN S-3 Air, Drill Sergeant, Senior Drill Sergeant, Stryker Platoon Sergeant, Task Force Fire Support NCO, Brigade Fire Support NCO, Division Fire Support NCO, First Sergeant, Brigade Operations Sergeant Major, Battalion Command Sergeant Major, Brigade Command Sergeant Major and the Field Artillery Proponency Sergeant Major.

SGM Poindexter’s military and civilian education include Airborne School, Naval Gunfire Spotter Course, Combat Lifesaver Course, Warrior Leaders Course, Advanced Leader Course, Jumpmaster School, Drill Sergeant School, Battle Staff Course, Senior Leader Course, First Sergeants Course, United States Army Sergeant Major Course Class 58. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Trinity College.

SGM Poindexter is married and have four children.