Colonel Rhett A. Taylor enlisted in the Indiana National Guard in 1991. He received his
commission as a Field Artillery Officer in 1997 through the Reserve Officers Training Corps
(ROTC) upon his graduation from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis.
His first duty station was Vilseck and Bamberg, Germany, serving in the 1st Battalion, 6th Field
Artillery Regiment (1st Infantry Division) as a company fire support officer, platoon fire
direction officer (Kosovo), platoon leader, and battalion logistics officer from 1998-2001.
Following the field artillery advanced course he remained at Fort Sill, Oklahoma where he was
assigned to the 214th Field Artillery Brigade. There he served as the brigade fire control officer
and deployed in support of the initial invasion of Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.
He then commanded Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery Regiment from 2003-
Upon completion of command, COL Taylor, was assigned to 205th Infantry Brigade, Camp
Atterbury, Indiana. There he served as an observer-trainer and operations officer in 2nd
Battalion, 335th Infantry and a brigade plans officer. He then deployed as part of a Military
Transition Team to Mosul, Iraq where he served as an operations officer advisor to an Iraqi
Brigade from 2007-2008.
Following Command and General Staff College he was assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team,
4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado. There he served as the Battalion Executive
Officer for 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment. He later served as the brigade fire
support coordinator during the brigade’s deployment to Kandahar City, Afghanistan as part of
Regional Command – South, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from 2011-2012.
In 2012, COL Taylor reported to Mission Command Training Program at Fort Leavenworth,
Kansas, where he served as a fires observer, coach, trainer and senior fires warfighting function
From July 2015 to July 2017 COL Taylor command 2-289 Infantry Regiment at Camp
Atterbury, Indiana. The regiment was responsible for the training and mentoring of 12 National
Guard battalions that resided within a six-state region. Following battalion command COL
Taylor served as a planner in the Commander’s Initiative Group for the Command General of
Training and Doctrine Command; Fort Eustis, Virginia. Upon graduation from the Army War
College, COL Taylor assumed duties as the Director, G-3/5/7 Fires Center of Excellence and
COL Taylor’s decorations include the Bronze Star with two Oak Leaf Clusters (OLC),
Meritorious Service Medal with three OLC, Army Commendation Medal with three OLC, Army
Achievement Medal with three OLC, Valorous Unit Award, and Combat Action Badge. He is a
graduate of the Airborne and Air Assault Courses.
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 ADA BN 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 ADA BN 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. Following attendance at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy in 2016-2017 at FT. Bliss, TX, he served as the Current Operations Sergeant Major for the 94th AAMDC at JBPHH, HI from August 2017 – March 2019.
Most recently CSM Taylor was the Battalion Command Sergeant Major for 4-3 ADA BN at Fort Sill, OK from May 2019 – November 2021 where he deployed the Battalion to the CENTCOM AOR from June 2019 to June 2020.
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), U.S Army Recruiter School, 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 (6 OLC), Joint Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Army Achievement Medal ( 4 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (7th 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 on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal w/ 1 star, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon(5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (5), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, and Meritorious Unit Award (3 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 18 years and they have two children: Madisyn and Karter.
Ms. Julia Sibilla assumed the role of Deputy Garrison Commander at USAG Fort Sill, Oklahoma in
October 2020. She comes to the Garrison from the State Department, Conflict and Stabilization
Operations (CSO) Africa Bureau where she was a Defense Senior Leadership Development Fellow and
Stabilization Advisor. A distinguished graduate of the National War College in Washington, DC, she
earned a master’s degree in National Security Strategy.
Her extensive experience in installation management and Soldier and Family Support includes
assignments in Romania, Bulgaria, Belgium, and Italy. Ms. Sibilla served as the inaugural Site
Director at the Novo Selo Training Area (NSTA), Bulgaria where she established base operations for
IMCOM in the Black Sea region. She previously served in several roles at the Army Community Service
at USAG Italy, including the role of Director.
Ms. Sibilla previously served at the Pentagon in the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for
Installation Management as a Strategic Planner in the Operations Directorate. In this capacity she
provided subject matter expertise on Forward Operating Sites (FOS) and contingency basing in the
Black Sea Area of Responsibility.
In addition to over 25 years of experience serving at military installations around the globe,
Julia has also worked as a UN staff member and as a DOD education contractor with program oversight
in Europe and the Middle East, including several brief deployments to Iraq, Djibouti, and
Ms. Sibilla is married to Angelo Sibilla, a retired Italian Infantry Officer, and is the proud
mother of two awesome young women.
• Oct 2020-Present: Deputy Garrison Commander, USAG Fort Sill, OK
• Jun 2020-Oct 2020: Stabilization Advisor, DSLDP Fellow, U.S. Department of State, Conflict &
Stabilization Operations-Africa, Washington, DC
• Jul 2019-Jun 2020: Graduate Student, National War College, National Defense University,
• Jan 2018-Jul 2019: Strategic Planner, Operations Directorate, Deputy Chief of Staff,
Installations (G9), The Pentagon, Arlington, VA
• Aug 2016-Jan 2018: Site Director/Deputy Garrison Manager, Novo Selo Training Area (NSTA),
• Jun 2016-Aug 2016: Operations Officer, MK Airbase, Romania
• Mar 2009-Jun 2016: Director, Supervisory Community Program Manager, Relocation Manager, Army
Community Service, USAG Italy, Vicenza, Italy
• MS, National Security Strategy, The National War College, The National Defense University,
Washington, DC, 2020
• MS, Management, Boston University, Brussels, Belgium, 2003
• MA, Humanities, California State University, Dominguez Hills, CA, 2000
• BA, History, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, 1985
• Defense Senior Leader Development Program (DSLDP), Cohort 2019, graduation 2021
• Strategic Planning Course, Army War College (AWC), 2019
• Senior Manager’s Course (SMC) for National Security Strategy, George Washington University,
Elliott School of International Studies, 2018
• Joint Humanitarian Operations Course, USAID, 2018
• Anti-Terrorism II Officer Course, 2017
• Mediation Training, The Justice Center of Atlanta, GE, 2016
• Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP), 2016
AWARDS AND HONORS:
• Distinguished Graduate & Writing Excellence Award, National War College
• Meritorious Civilian Service Medal
• Superior Civilian Service Award (2X), Commander’s Award for Civilian Service (5X), and Army
Achievement Medal (3X)
• NATO Rapid Reaction Force, French CG Award for Excellence
• USAG Italy Volunteer Family of the Year
• IMCOM-E Phenomenal Woman of the Year-USAG Italy