Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman Sajata Taylor is a native of Dayton, OH and a graduate of John H. Patterson High School Class of 1994. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, November 1996.
Upon completion of Basic Military Training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL in January 1997, he graduated Hospital Corpsman “A” School in San Diego, CA, May 1997. He proceeded to Field Medical Service School, Camp Pendleton, CA graduating in August 1997. In addition, he also attended Surgical Technician “C” School in San Diego, Ca. graduating in October 1999.
His previous shore tours include Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, CA, Naval School of Health Sciences Portsmouth, VA, “Surgical Technologist Instructor,” Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA, and his current Command as the Command Senior Chief Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command, Beaufort SC.
Operationally, he has deployed as a member of Fleet Surgical Team FOUR Little Creek, VA on two Mediterranean cruises in support of Operation Enduring Freedom onboard both the USS SAIPAN (LHA-2) and the USS KEARSARGE (LHD-3). He also served aboard USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) in support of a Southern Seas Deployment and a West Pacific Deployment where he participated in a prolonged mass casualty surgical event during operation Unified Response Haiti. As the Command Senior Enlisted Leader, Fleet Surgical Team FOUR Little Creek, he deployed on an impromptu deployment onboard USS BATAAN (LHD-5) in support of Oaken Lotus, and one Mediterranean cruise is support of Continuing Promise aboard USS KEARSARGE (LHD-3). He also served on a humanitarian mission aboard USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20) in support of Hurricane Maria relief in Puerto Rico.
HMCS Taylor is a graduate of the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course and the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 238/Gold). He has earned the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist, and Enlisted Information Warfare Specialist designation insignias. His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (x3), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (x5), Joint Service Achievement Medal, and various unit and campaign awards.
HMCS Taylor is married to his amazing wife Maria, HMC(ret), and has a wonderful daughter named Meshell.
Last Updated: 8 June 2022