COL (Ret.) William Jerry Tait Jr.
Unfortunately, I am just finding out about your passing. You seemed to like me when you met me while working for CGI Federal as the Foundry Program's Intelligence Developer & Trainer at NGIC (Charlottesville, VA). We realized I went to high school with your daughters in Harker Heights, and we shared some laughs and memories. Thank you for putting in a good word for me to my bosses at the time, and for sharing a brief memory that day. From what I gather, you were an upstanding Military Intelligence Officer and intelligence professional; one I will continually attempt to emulate. Thank you for your service to this great nation, and may God Bless you in eternity, and your family who is left behind.
-Intelligence Analyst, US Army
Rebecca, I just found out today about my great friends passing, My heart is heavy with sadness if you ever need anything Pam I am here for you. He meant so much to me as a New CSM he treated me like a brother, I was proud to be his CSM and friend. Lessons learned from Jerry served me well through out my career and life. When ever he visited Fort Huachuca he made time to have dinner with me and Pam. I will miss him.
I was shocked to learn of COL Tait's passing. He was my former Battalion Commander. What a fantastic leader. He was an inspiration to me and my fellow soldiers at the time. I will miss him dearly.
I was passed the sad news of COL Tait's passing by a fellow Soldier - we both had the privilege to serve under COL Tait. If there was ever a "copy-paste" function developed to make officers for our military, COL Tait would the model use. Reading through the condolence guide you see a "who's who" of our military spanning decades, some names are missing but COL Tait was a strong influence in our MI Corps across all ranks. He was a rock for me and my family during a medical crisis overseas and I was very pleased that he was able to meet the result of that crisis (my son!) some years later at Ft Hood. This is a huge loss not just to our community, but to the world that he impacted through those who knew him because in knowing him he changed all of us for the better. May God bless and keep you and your family Rebecca and may the memory of Jerry always warm your heart.
Mrs. Tait, I just received this sad news. My prayers are with you and your family. I served with COL Tait when he was the 104th intelligence battalion commander and then again in Iraq. He was a good and honorable man; moreover, I always valued his opinion and respected his selfless service. Again, your family is in our prayers.