A native of Portland, Maine and a veteran of the US Armed Services. His military career spanned 28 years with 11 of those years right here with Ft Campbell’s Air Cavalry Squadron and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. He currently serves as the Director of Army Instruction, overseeing the seven JROTC Programs in the Montgomery County School System. Colonel Taliento holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature, a Master of Science degree in Administration, and a Master of Science in Strategic Studies. Colonel Taliento serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Clarksville Sun-Rise Rotary Club and is the Director of Education and Engagement for the Mt. Olive Cemetery Historical Preservation Society. The Taliento’s operate Cedar’s Rest, a supporting non-profit that provides veterans recovering from PTSD/TBI the opportunity to discover and experience the beauty of woodworking.