Scott Taylor

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Mr. Taylor helps Marstel-Day clients forge collaborative alliances and prioritize institutional resources to successfully meet diverse operational requirements through performance-based, mission-focused management. His Air Force portfolio at Marstel-Day includes conducting operational sustainability and encroachment analysis to create Installation Complex Encroachment Management Action Plans (ICEMAPs). He is also guiding the creation and implementation of overarching policy and guidance on encroachment management and land and airspace uses that are compatible with air and space operations. Mr. Taylor also facilitated the eastern North Carolina mitigation response team’s work in evaluating the impact of proposed renewable energy development on military operations as required by the DoD Energy Siting Clearinghouse.

Mr. Taylor brings 28-years of military and corporate leadership to the Marstel-Day team, the foundation of which is his fluency in all aspects of military and civil aviation. This expertise reflects his worldwide experience as an Air Force command pilot, a commercial airline pilot, and his aviation policy work as: Director of Operations, Air Force Flight Standards Agency; Deputy Division Chief, Air Force Strategic Basing; DoD-lead representative for airports and Air Force-lead representative for aircraft equipage at the congressionally chartered Joint Planning and Development Office for the Next Generation Air Transportation System; and, representative on the instrument procedures group of the FAA Aeronautical Charting Forum. Mr. Taylor also has 15-plus years of Washington policy experience focused on the nexus of aviation, energy, and environmental issues which includes the DoD Sustainable Ranges Initiative, the Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability, the Western Regional Partnership, and numerous environmental impact statements and assessments.

Mr. Taylor has a BA in Asian studies – Chinese from Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, and is also an Air War College graduate. He holds FAA certificates as an Airline Transport Pilot and a Flight Engineer. He has flown operationally on every continent, to include National Science Foundation support from the seasonal sea ice runway at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. His publications include ‘Wayfinding and Navigation: Mental Representation and Implications for Navigational System Design’ in Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Vol 4; previous content and editorial supervision of Air Force instructions (i.e., General Flight Rules, Instrument Flying, Strategic Basing, and Overseas Force Structure Changes and Host Nation Notification); and volunteer staff writing at The Falls Church Times.