Military Service Spotlight: Mark Taylor

At L&P, we are honored to work alongside many colleagues who have served in the military. Their dedication and service ensure we can enjoy the freedoms we have today. This month, we are spotlighting some of our amazing colleagues who are military service members and veterans.

We’d like you to meet Mark Taylor! Mark has been with us for a year and is a Senior Global Network Manager. His team is responsible for ensuring that cables, circuits, and permissions allow for secure and reliable network access to the applications that help L&P make products and move them around.

Mark served in the United States Army for 30 years, serving full time for 17 years and 13 years in the National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve. “My motivation has always been a desire to serve my country, support our constitution, and simply do my best,” said Mark.

Mark enlisted as a private, MOS 92B – medical lab specialist and attended Basic Training at Ft. Bliss in Texas. After deciding he liked the Army, he completed ROTC at Oregon State University and was commissioned in the Infantry in June of 1991. He served in Fort Benning, Georgia, for two years. While working at Hewlett Packard, Mark served as a cavalry officer before moving to Colorado to become a full-time field artillery officer in the Army National Guard. He later transferred to the Idaho Army National Guard and left in 2016 for the reserves. In 2018, Mark retired as a lieutenant colonel.

In 2008, Mark was deployed to Afghanistan. While there, he focused on Embedded Tactical Training and worked with an Afghan infantry unit. He later worked with the ANCOP (Afghanistan National Civil Order Police).
In 2010 and 2011, Mark deployed to Iraq as a FOB (Forward Operating Base) mayor. He ran FOB Camp West Liberty, which provided Live Support Activities for up to 11,000 soldiers and civilians. 

When asked to reflect on military values that he applies at L&P, Mark shared, “People make the whole thing work. I learned the importance of respecting each person’s knowledge and abilities and having a willingness to listen and adapt. We are better together.”

We are very grateful to Mark and all who have served!