Bill Gaylor retired from the United States Army as a Lieutenant Colonel, after serving more than 23 years on active duty. His last assignment was as the Professor of Military Science at Hofstra University and Battalion Commander of the Long Island Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Program.
He enlisted in the Army, was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and attended Army Officer Candidate School. He received his Commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps. Lieutenant Colonel Bill Gaylor has commanded at all levels from platoon to battalion and has served stateside as well as overseas, with tours of duty to Korea, Germany (two tours) and two combat tours in Panama and Kosovo. While assigned to NATO with the Allied Command Europe Mobile Land Force he served as NATO's Host Nation Support Officer responsible for providing logistical support to an international force of more than 15,000 soldiers and marines, while serving on exercises in Poland, Hungary, Greece , Turkey, Norway, Slovenia, Albania, the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia and Italy.
Gaylor is also a Master Paratrooper and Jumpmaster having served in the All American 82nd Airborne Division making 32 jumps. He is a lifetime member of the 82nd Airborne Division Association. Lieutenant Colonel Gaylor has a Master's Degree in Business Administration from East Texas State University and a Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law.
Lieutenant Colonel Bill Gaylor is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (Post 3350), the American Legion, the Disabled American Veterans, Hofstra University Veterans Alumni Association and the Military Officers Association. Bill is also a member of the North Carolina and New York State Bar Associations, as well as the Nassau County Bar Association.
Bill is a practicing attorney, a former Nassau County Traffic Court Judge, and is the former Lynbrook Village Associate Justice having served in that position for more than six years. Bill stepped down as Judge to run as a Legislator and was first elected in November 2015, and was re-elected in with a decisive victory in 2017, to represent the 6th Legislative District which includes Lynbrook, Malverne, North Lynbrook, Valley Stream and portions of Rockville Centre, Hewlett, Franklin Square and Woodmere.
Since his election he has fought to lower taxes, keep our streets safe, fix Laura Curran's error riddled assessment system, repave county roads and more.
He and his wife Deborah reside in Lynbrook, New York.