Shotgun Team

Staff Sergeant Dustan Taylor

Staff Sergeant Taylor was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and graduated from Vandalia Christian High School in Greensboro, North Carolina. He joined the Army in 2013 and completed basic and OSUIT training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was assigned to the USAMU and the Shotgun Section in February 2014.

Staff Sergeant Taylor earned his first National Skeet Shooting Association World Title in the 28 Gauge event 2010. In 2011 he became the first person to win the High Overall title at the World Shoot with a perfect 450x450.

He was also the youngest person in history to win this title with a perfect score. In 2014 he placed third at the Armed Forces Skeet Shoot in San Antonio, Texas. He was also sixth at the Fall Selection match in Tiller, Arkansas on November 15, 2014. He placed 1st in the doubles, 20 gauge, .410 bore, High Overall, and High All Around at the Armed Forces Skeet Championships in Richmond, Va. He also placed 3rd overall at the National Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado securing him a place on the National Team. Some of his other achievements include 1st place at Fall Selection 2016, 2nd place Nationals 2016, 3rd place Miami Cup 2017, 1st Place Miami cup 2018, and 2nd Place Nationals 2018, 1st place Team Championships of the Americas 2018. He is also currently 4th in the Olympic selection procedure 2019.

His military awards includes, the Army Commendation Medal, two Army Achievement Medals, two Army Good Conduct Medals, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the National Defense Service Medal. His military schools include the Basic Leaders Course and Advanced Leaders Course.