Stellar Solutions employee Tina Taylor pinned on the rank of Lt Colonel effective June 2, 2022. She received the highest promotion recommendation as one of the top 5% of Reservist Major’s at Space Systems Command (SSC). Additionally, Tina is lauded as a superb leader and program manager with proven talent in space operations and acquisition on a high visibility international program.
Tina currently is the Deputy Chief of the Enhanced Polar Systems Ground Branch. The Polar Ground C2 program enables strategic protected warfighter communications in the Arctic region. She leads an 80-member project management team and manages seven ground system projects to deliver full operational capability.
During a year of active-duty orders, Tina led her team through contract negotiations of $83 million and was able to award a new ground contract in less than 40 days, thus avoiding a 2-year polar communication capability gap. This critical ground contract award enabled system integration for an aggressive launch schedule and saved $43 million. Tina was part of multiple award-winning teams on this internationally hosted payload program and she garnered multiple individual Reserve awards and the highest rankings up until the time of her promotion board.
Most recently, Tina served on the SSC COVID-19 New Normal Operations Team (2019-2021) for various periods of active-duty orders. She authored over 180 COVID-19 intelligence reports, developed multi-level health statistics, authored press releases, and advised the 3-star Commander on policy updates, drawing on her civilian public health experience as a Registered Nurse. Additionally, she contributed to the US Air Force Surgeon General return-to-work documents and helped to shape the US Space Force new normal operations policies.
Congratulations to Tina on her promotion!