The 4th BATTALION, 3rd AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY REGIMENT

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Battalion History
The 4th Battalion, 3rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment was constituted on May 8, 1794, in the Regular Army as the 3d Company, 4th Battalion, Corps ofArtillerists and Engineers. The unit was first designated Captain Robert Sweeney's Company of Artillery in 1802 and served actively in the War of 1812.

The Battalion’s distinctive lineage spanned two centuries and almost every major conflict throughout the world in defense of the homeland in Field, Costal and Anti-aircraft Units. During World War II, the 3rd Regiment was broken up into battalions, and the unit was designated briefly as the 520th Coast Artillery Battalion, then as the 3rd Coast Artillery Battalion. The unit was inactivated following the end of the war.In January 1950, the Battalion was reconstituted in the regular Army and consolidated with the 3rd Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion (Automatic Weapons), an element of the 3rd Infantry Division. It fought throughout the Korean War with the 3rd Infantry Division. In September 2005 the unit was again inactivated. Once again, on July 27, 2010, the 4th Battalion, 3rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment was officially activated at Fort Sill to support the 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade.

4-3 ADA LEADERSHIP
LTC Jeff Porter

LTC Jeff Porter was born and raised in Kentucky. He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Air Defense Artillery Branch through the U.S. Army ROTC program.


He has served in several leadership and staff positions to include: Plans and Operations Division Chief, Operations Group X-Ray, Mission Command Training Program (2016-2018), Fires & Protection Observer, Coach/Trainer, Operations Group Foxtrot, Mission Command Training Program (2015-2016), 108th ADA Brigade Deputy Commanding Officer (2014-2015), 3-4 ADA Battalion Executive Officer (2013-2014), 3-4 ADA Battalion S-3 (2012-2013), J-5 Plans and Policy Branch Chief (Pacific), Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense (JFCC-IMD) (2009-2011) and JFCC-IMD Operations Watch Officer (2008-2009).


Company grade assignments include Commander B/5-5 ADA (Fort Lewis, WA), Battery Executive Officer A/4-5 ADA (Fort Hood, TX), and Bradley Linebacker Platoon Leader A/4-5 ADA (Fort Hood, TX).


He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Police Administration from Eastern Kentucky University, and a Master of Arts in Leadership Studies from the University of Texas at El Paso. His military education includes the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the Air Defense Artillery Captain’s Career Course, and the Air Defense Artillery Officer Basic Course.


His decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1OLC), Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1OLC), and the Army Achievement Medal (1OLC). He has earned the Combat Action Badge and Parachutists Badge.


LTC Porter and his wife, Julia, have three children, Grant, Coleman, and Anna.

CSM William C. Taylor

Command Sergeant Major William C. Taylor was born on 21 January 1979, in Crystal River, FL, but was raised in Basking Ridge, NJ. He enlisted in September of 1998 and completed AIT with the MOS 14J in June 1999.

CSM Taylor has held numerous leadership positions throughout his career. CSM Taylor was first assigned to 3-4 ADAR at Fort Bragg, NC from 1999 – 2007 where he served as an Early Warning Team Leader, Air Defense Liaison NCO, Assistant Operations NCO, Early Warning Squad Leader, and C-RAM Platoon Sergeant. He deployed to Afghanistan with Charlie Battery 2002-2003, Iraq with HHB 2003-2004, and Iraq again with Charlie Battery 2006-2007. CSM Taylor then served as a Recruiter with Pittsburgh Recruiting Battalion in Pennsylvania from 2007 – 2010. He was then assigned to XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, NC from 2010 – 2012 as the Corps ADAM Cell NCOIC and deployed to Iraq as part of Operation New Dawn while helping to bring the mission there to a close in December 2011. CSM Taylor was then assigned to 3-4 ADAR from 2012 -2015 where he served as a First Sergeant in Echo and Charlie Battery with a deployment to the CENTCOM AOR. Following the completion of the deployment, he was assigned as First Sergeant for Alpha Battery 3rd ADAR at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD from 2015-2016. Most recently CSM Taylor served as the Current Operations Sergeant Major for the 94th AAMDC at JBPHH, HI from August 2017 – March 2019.

CSM Taylor’s military education and training includes the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Senior Leader Course, Sergeant’s Major Course (Class 67), Recruiter, Airborne School, and Jumpmaster School. CSM Taylor also holds an Associate’s Degree in Counseling from Coastline Community College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management from the American Military University, and is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration degree.

Some of CSM Taylor’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), Joint Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Army Achievement Medal ( 4 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (6th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/ 1 campaign star, Iraq Campaign Medal w/ 4 campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War of Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon(5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon(4), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, and Meritorious Unit Award (2 OLC). He also wears the Combat Action Badge, Gold Recruiter Badge w/ 3 Sapphires, Senior Parachutist Badge and Venezuelan Parachutist badge. CSM Taylor has been married to his wife, Lauren (Sanford) Taylor, for over 15 years and they have two children: Madisyn and Karter.

KEY PHONE NUMBERS
Command Group NCOIC 580-558-0541
STAFF DUTY 580-558-0557
BN CSM 580-588-0554
BN CDR 580-558-0553
BN XO 580-558-0559
S1 OIC 580-558-0540
S1 NCOIC 580-558-0545
S2 OIC 580-558-0699
S2 NCOIC 580-558-0537
S3 OIC 580-558-0507
S3 Ops CSM 580-558-0670
S4 OIC 580-558-0518
S4 NCOIC 580-558-0552
S6 OIC 580-558-0657
S6 NCOIC 580-558-0538
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