Robert “Wade” Taylor

Executive Board member

Robert “Wade” Taylor was elected as an Executive Board member in 2012 with TWU Local 525 after serving as a Union Shop Steward for both the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and NASA Fire Department. In addition, Wade has served as part of the Negotiation Team.

At only 20 years old, Wade was hired on as a Firefighter with Cape Canaveral Air Force Station whom supported Delta, Titan and Atlas rocket launches on Florida’s Space Coast. By the end of 1998, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Fire Department merged with NASA Fire Department allowing Wade to expand his knowledge, skills and support by participating in the Space Shuttle Program. During this time he was a member of the Shuttle Astronaut Rescue Team and Haz-Mat Response Team.

With continued dedication in the union, strong values and leadership have allowed Wade to represent many brother and sisters allowing for a better work environment.