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Warrior Games Profile - Kevin Taylor

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(Editor's Note: From September 28 to October 4, more than 40 athletes representing the Air Force will be in Colorado Springs competing in the 2014 Warrior Games. This is a profile of one of those athletes, providing a behind-the-scenes look at who they are and the sport they represent.)

WARRIOR GAMES : PLAYER PROFILE

Name: Staff Sgt. Kevin Taylor (Ret.)

Team: Warrior Games
Sports: Track and Field, Wheelchair Basketball DOB: 21 Nov 1984
Birthplace: Tampa, FL
Hometown: Satellite Beach, FL
Current Residence: Satellite Beach, FL
Injury: TBI

Personal Profile:

Retired SSgt Kevin Taylor joined the Air Force in January 2004. Taylor was a ground radar technician who spent just over 7 years in the service. He was deployed twice to Iraq to retrieve deployable radar systems throughout the country. Taylor comes from a deep lineage of military veterans with most of the men in his family dating back to the days of George Washington serving in the military. Taylor was medically retired after being severely injured in a motor vehicle accident.

Personal/Professional Achievements:

78th Mission Support Group Services Division Ceremonial Guardsman 53rd Combat Communications Squadron Airman of the Quarter
Air Force Achievement Medal
53rd Combat Communications Squadron Airman of the Quarter

2013 Sitting Volleyball – Bronze Medal Wheelchair Basketball – Bronze Medal Archery