Captain Taylor A. Hubbard is the Recruiting Officer, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 365, based at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge Massachusetts. His area of responsibility covers the recruitment efforts of the detachment for MIT, Harvard, Tufts University and Wellesley College. He is also the instructor for AS100 and AS200 classes.
Captain Hubbard was commissioned in May 2014 from Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 535, Syracuse University. He completed Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Operations Initial Skills Training at Vandenberg AFB and then relocated to the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) in the Weapon Effects Survivability Division. Captain Hubbard served as a nuclear physicist focusing on nuclear weapon effects and survivability of Air Force assets, specifically, radiation transport, thermal radiation and electromagnetic effects on intercontinental ballistic missiles and nuclear capable and support aircraft. Captain Hubbard was also a protocol officer for the AFNWC Commander, overseeing the 2015 AFNWC change of command, as well as assisting with the 377th Air Base Wing Major Command change over from Air Force Materiel Command to Air Force Global Strike Command. Prior to his current position, Captain Hubbard was the Chief of Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Programs. He was responsible for the revitalization of EMP testing efforts for the Air Force and was a subject matter expert for all EMP related programs. Captain Hubbard also managed requirements for the sustainment and modernization effort of nuclear flash blindness protection.
Capt Hubbard assumed his present position in July 2017.
2014 Bachelor of Science, Physics, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, N.Y.
1. August 2014–May 2015, Student, 532nd Training Squadron, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif
2. May 2015–July 2016, Nuclear Physicist, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Weapon Effects Survivability Division, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
3. July 2016–July 2017, Chief, Electromagnetic Pulse Programs, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Weapon Effects Survivability Division, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
4. July 2017–Present, Recruiting Officer, AFROTC Detachment 365, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 18, 2014
First Lieutenant July 5, 2016
Captain July 5, 2018
(Current as of October 2018)