Sabre Senior Director for Business Development and National Security and Intelligence Advisor Stuart Taylor presented a briefing to warrant officers, officers, non-commissioned officers, and guests at a U.S. Army Warrant Officer Association (WOA) meeting held at the Fort Belvoir Officer’s Club on March 14, 2014.
Stuart, a retired British Army Regimental Sergeant Major / Warrant Officer 1 and Washington D.C. Director of the Allied Forces Foundation provided an informational brief on the roles and responsibilities of the British Sergeant Major and Warrant Officer (class 1) as well as an overview of the Allied Forces Foundation mission, a non-profit British-American foundation supporting awareness and funding for allied wounded and their families affected by the conflicts of Iraq and Afghanistan.
USWOA Lord Fairfax Silver chapter president and Command Chief Warrant Officer for the U.S. Army Reserves CW5 Phyllis Wilson introduced Stuart and presented him with one of the chapter’s Bullet Pens and certificate of appreciation. Stuart presented the chapter with a certified lithograph of Side by Side, a commemorative painting created by Dean Baer, nationally known artist and Air Force veteran, honoring the partnership between the armed forces of the U.S. and United Kingdom.
Sabre was a proud sponsor of the National Guard’s 377th birthday celebration on Wednesday, Dec.11, 2013. The event was held in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. Members of the National Guard Bureau (NGB) including General Grass, Chief, NGB and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff were in attendance. Also present were members of Congress, Congressional staff, Department of Defense and industry partners.
Sabre was honored to sponsor the birthday cake for the celebration. Six of the National Guard’s eight 2013 Outstanding Soldiers and Airmen of the Year kicked off the birthday celebration by cutting the cake before a four-star audience. The cake was cut with a replica of the sabre that was presented to Marquis de Lafayette by the Continental Congress for his role in the American Revolution was used to cut the cake. The replica sabre was donated to the National Guard Educational Foundation by the Marquis’ family in 1989.
The Guard serves as part of the first-line of defense for the United States and operates under their respective state governor or territorial adjutant general (TAG). The majority of National Guard soldiers and airmen hold civilian jobs full-time while serving part-time as a National Guard member. The Guard may be called up for active duty by state governors or TAGs to help respond to domestic emergencies and disasters such as hurricanes, floods and earthquakes. The Guard also plays a major role in defense of the United States. The Guard is part of the reserve component of the U.S. Army (the Army National Guard of the United States) and the U.S. Air Force (the Air National Guard of the United States). Its members are composed of units from each state and the territories of Guam, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. National Guard units can be mobilized for federal active duty to supplement regular armed forces during times of war or national emergency declared by Congress or the President. Today’s National Guard has 461,796 members.
Employees from across the company donated countless items, including trail mix, magazines, toothbrushes, novels, razors, snack packs and more, which were sent to deployed service men and women to help provide aid and comfort.
In addition, employees penned personal letters thanking the soldiers for their service. The company also received heartfelt cards from students in New Jersey.
Soldiers’ Angels is a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which was established out of concern for deployed soldiers who did not receive mail or support from home.
Sabre has been supporting this cause by taking up collections of needed items since the fall of 2010.
Sabre recently sponsored the MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation’s major fundraiser, the Annual St. Mary’s Hospital Gala, which was held at the Hollywood Social Hall on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in an attempt at raising funds for the non-profit organization.
The MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation is an independently governed, charitable arm of the not-for-profit hospital. The Foundation spearheads the hospital’s capital campaign and runs special fundraising events, including the Foundation Gala each fall. The group funds special needs for the hospital, from expansion projects and special medical equipment to annual healthcare scholarships.
Sabre Systems, Inc. welcomes Stuart Taylor as its newest member of the corporate development leadership. Taylor will serve as national security and intelligence advisor, and as a senior director he is responsible for market strategy and new business development across federal, state, local and international sectors for homeland security, counterterrorism and critical infrastructure protection.
Taylor comes to Sabre from Allen Vanguard International where he was director of business development, special operations and counterterrorism. He served 25 distinguished years with the British Army and Commando Forces where he rose to the position of Warrant Officer Class 1 (WO1) Command Sergeant Major. His expertise in counterterrorism operations; explosive ordnance disposal; humanitarian relief operation support; advance forces clearance operations within hostile environments; and maritime interdiction and fleet protection adds a new dimension to Sabre’s capabilities to meet the security demands facing domestic and international partners.
Since 2011, Taylor has served as director, Washington, DC and metropolitan area, of the Allied Forces Foundation, Inc., a British-American philanthropic organization that advances awareness and funding for the common wounded soldier and their families affected by the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.
Taylor received accreditations in U.S. and World Politics, Bristol University; Strategic Leadership and Management of Change, Exeter University; Leadership and Debate, Developing Competitive Strategies, Exeter University; and Human Resource Management, Birmingham University.
“Stuart’s [Taylor] leadership and service to the United Kingdom, the U.S. and its allies is evident, even now, in his post-military career. His passion, knowledge and dedication to serving others and to guarding their security reflect the values of Sabre and our mission. We are honored to have Stuart join our team,” stated Senior Vice President Mariano Alicea Jr.
Sabre was proud to sponsor the first ever Warrior Fun Run & Sail on Aug. 31 in Solomons, Md. The event, which benefitted Southern Maryland military veterans and wounded warriors, was hosted by the Patuxent Habitat for Humanity.
The event turned out to be a huge success with over 300 runners and walkers partaking in the 5k fun run/3k walk; 30 boats participating in the warrior boat parade; 22 boats in the fouled anchor regatta; and approximately 300 guests at the Warrior BBQ dinner and concert party featuring the Navy band, Country Current.
Sabre Systems, Inc. welcomes Christopher Le to its corporate development leadership group. Le is named Vice President of Solutions and Sales and is responsible for market strategy and new business development efforts in the federal, commercial and international market sectors. Le will develop and execute business strategy to grow sales across a broad portfolio of service solutions for the company.
Le comes to Sabre from Cobham Tactical Communications and Surveillance North America where he was Vice President Business Development and Sales. He formerly worked for companies including All Weather, Inc.; Argon ST, a Boeing Subsidiary; BAE Systems; and Raytheon bringing with him business development, sales and marketing experience. He also served several years in the U.S. Navy. Le holds a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and is a certified project management professional.
“Chris [Le] brings to Sabre a unique blend of technical and operations knowledge with sales leadership expertise,” said Sabre Senior Vice President Corporate Development Mariano Alicea Jr. “His experiences parallel in large measure those of Sabre itself – from his early career at the Naval Air Systems Command as an Avionics Systems Project Officer, to working on Science and Technology projects for DARPA and Future Combat Systems, to business development pursuits for civil and international clients including the Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Department of Homeland Security and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I am confident Chris’s leadership, passion and skills will deliver results for our customers, employees and stakeholders.”