Former Air Force Major, CEO Bob Taylor
In From Service to Success Bob Taylor is sharing his real-life experience, from serving in combat as a B-52 navigator and then as a radar navigator, to one of his most challenging life transitions: an Air Force career he loved to family man with a successful career.
Bob Taylor attained a mechanical engineering degree from Michigan State University in 1986 then joined the Air Force in 1987. Bob married the love of his life, Sara, on the Fourth of July during navigator training. He finished that training program as a Distinguished Graduate. Shortly after, Bob was stationed at Griffiss Air Force Base, in New York. He then deployed to Diego Garcia, where he flew eleven combat missions during Operation Desert Storm and received the Air Force’s Air Medal. Shortly thereafter, Bob served as a KC-135 navigator and finally as an Air Force Academy Liaison Officer in the US Air Force Reserves.
Bob has dealt with the impact of his service for over 30 years, has worked within the VA health system for the last 10 years, and finally embarked on researching this book over the last six years. Bob has firsthand experience with the gaps in veteran care.
Since his transition from military service, Bob has concentrated on the medical device industry, where he has started five new companies and sold two. Today, Bob is the CEO, founder, and owner of Alliant Healthcare Products, Alliant Biotech, and Medisurge – the Alliant Family of Companies located in Grand Rapids, MI. Since 2002, his verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business has sold over $750 million in healthcare products to the VA and military hospitals all over the world.
Bob now lives on Torch Lake in northern Michigan
“From Service to Success” is the cornerstone of the Patriot Promise® Foundation, which Bob created to help drive down suicides among veterans and provide a clear path to a purpose-filled life after service. The foundation establishes non-profit ventures run 100% by veterans. The grand purpose is to offer veterans the ability to learn new skills in the workplace while also learning to enhance their lives. The Patriot Promise: Helping veterans find a new mission and new purpose and a new journey to a great life.
Bob, I thank you for all you do for our veterans and their families.
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