About This Episode

Bob shares how he accepted help and learned from the torment of awful nightmares years after his service in the Air Force as a B-52 navigator and was able to find peace again through years of treatment. Bob talks about resilience and says his book “From Service to Success” is about overcoming adversity and realizing that our best days are not behind us, but in front of us.

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About Our Guest

Bob Taylor, CEO/Owner of Alliant Enterprises, graduated from Michigan State University in 1986 as a mechanical engineer and entered the Air Force as a B-52 navigator. He flew 11 combat missions during Operation Desert Storm and received the Air Force’s Air Medal, and then served as a KC-135 navigator, eventually rising to the rank of Major. Over the past 27 years, Bob held positions in engineering, operations, marketing, sales, COO, and eventually CEO in the medical device industry. His first startup, Aspen Surgical Products, was ultimately sold to Hill Rom for $400M in 2012. Taylor had sold his 27% stake in 2002 to create Alliant Healthcare Products.

Alliant is a verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business formed in 2002. The company was recently recognized by the Small Business Administration (SBA) Michigan chapter as the Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year for 2019. As a veteran owner, he has been a staunch advocate for legislative initiatives supporting veteran-owned initiatives and has spoken on Capitol Hill several times.

Taylor’s writing of From Service to Success is a cornerstone of his creation The Patriot Promise™ Foundation, which he created to help drive down the rate of suicides among veterans and to provide a clear path forward as our warfighters transition into a new mission and new purpose following their service. The Patriot Promise™ Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The foundation is establishing non-profit ventures run 100% by veterans and offering veterans the ability to learn new skills in the workplace while also learning to enhance their lives through a training program based on the book.

From Service to Success: New Mission, New Purpose, and New Journey to a Great Life is available wherever fine books are sold (IndieBound) and online retailers including Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Learn more about Bob at Patriotpromise.org, bobtaylorauthor.com and fromservice2success.com and on Social Media