Colonel Kendrick Traylor serves as commander of the 279th Army Field Support Brigade in Huntsville, Alabama, a position he has held since June 2020.
COL Traylor completed Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training as a supply specialist in 1990. His past duty assignments include: Ambulance
platoon leader; automotive and armament platoon leader; detachment commander, Detachment 1, Company B, 146th Forward Support Battalion; platoon leader,
Detachment 2, 2101st Transportation Company; reserve forces officer Headquarters State Area Command, Alabama (Selective Service); maintenance company mentor, Embedded Training Team, 2nd Brigade, 76th Infantry Division, Kabul, Afghanistan; battalion executive officer, ETT, 1st Brigade, 76th ID, Kabul, Afghanistan; S-1 personnel officer/S-4 logistics officer, Special Troops Battalion, 167th Theater Sustainment Command; G-3 logistics operations officer/liaison support officer, U.S. Army South, San Antonio, Texas; logistics operations officer-SPO; assistant professor of military science, University of Alabama Army ROTC; J-5 plans officer, 135th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Kandahar, Afghanistan; facilities/contract construction management engineer G-4, Theater Sustainment Command; command inspector general, TSC; Special Troops Battalion commander, TSC; deputy commander, 279th Army Field Support Brigade, and G3, Joint Forces Headquarters, Alabama.
COL Traylor’s military education includes: Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, Intermediate-Level Education Program, DoD Joint Inspector General, Army Inspector General, Air Force Inspector General, Joint Logistics, Defense Support to Civil Authority, Operational Contract Support, Contracting Officer Representative and Support Operation Courses.
He was commissioned July 1995 through Officer Candidate School at the Michigan Military Academy. His civilian education includes: Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing from Grand Valley State University, Michigan, and in organizational management from the University of Phoenix; Master of Science in organization and management from Capella University; Doctor of Education in higher education administration from the University of Alabama.
COL Traylor’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, two Army Achievement Medals, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (5th award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd award), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, three Afghanistan Campaign Medals, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (w/ M device), three Southwest Asia Service Medals, Reserve Component Overseas Training Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, NATO Medal, Saudi Arabia Defense Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Combat Action Badge, and the Meritorious Unit Commendation.