CDR Kelly Taylor Deputy Director, TFCC

CDR Kelly Taylor currently serves as Deputy Director for the U.S. Navy’s Task Force Climate Change (TFCC).

Prior to reporting to TFCC, CDR Taylor was the Commanding Officer of the Naval Ice Center and Director of the National Ice Center. An Erie, Pa., native, she graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in oceanography. She reported to USS Ashland (LSD 48) in 1998, where she served as Machinery Division Officer and Combat Information Center Officer.

Following her lateral transfer to the oceanography community, she reported to the Naval Postgraduate School in 2000, where she earned a Master of Science degree in physical oceanogra-phy and atmospheric science.

Following completion of graduate studies in 2003, CDR Taylor reported to the National/ Naval Ice Center as Operations Officer.

In 2006, she reported to Naval Special Warfare Group One as the Staff Meteorology and Oceanography Officer. During this tour she also served as the Technical Special Reconnaissance Officer in Charge at Naval Special Warfare Support Activity One.

In February 2009, CDR Taylor reported to USS Peleliu (LHA 5), where she served as the Operations Aviation Division Officer and Commander, Amphibious Squadron Three Staff Oceanographer and completed a WESTPAC 2010 deployment.

In February 2011, she reported as Officer in Charge of Professional Development Detach-ment, Pacific, located in San Diego, Calif.

In 2012, CDR Taylor reported to the Fleet Weather Center, San Diego, as the Strike Group Oceanography Team Department Head. During this tour, she also served as the Operations Officer.

Commander Taylor’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commen-dation Medal with three gold stars and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with two gold stars.

CDR Taylor can be contacted by email at