Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office
Maj Bryan Taylor, USMC Retired
Major Bryan Taylor, USMC, Ret. currently supports the Irregular Warfare and Evolving Threats Subgroup within the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO). As a Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) contractor, he serves as their expert for all Security Force Assistance (SFA) projects. Major Taylor has over ten years of project management experience in building partner nation capacity, and while serving in the United States Marine Corps, he established, trained and deployed a SFA team within the intelligence battalion that delivered multiple SFA missions in Africa and Eastern Europe. While at CTTSO he has lead SFA projects in intelligence and information operations, deploying teams to Iraq, Afghanistan, Mexico, Africa and Eastern Europe. His work has supported ground breaking efforts in capacity building methodologies, performance measures of effectiveness, a guide book for decision makers, planners and practitioners and an insider threat protection program for Advisors. Major Taylor is currently working on a project that builds upon the DARPA developed, kinetic focused, Remote Advise and Assist Virtual Accompany Kit. The focus of the project is to design into the kit a capability that all advisors, regardless of specialty, can use to enhance virtual capacity building when physical access is limited.