Kent was born in Sacramento California, Earth in 2308, to Isaac and Amelia Taylor. His father, Cmdr Isaac G Taylor, was in Starfleet.
When Kent was about two weeks old his father was assigned on a support mission on a Federation Outpost and they left for Areona 4. At the age of 17, in 2325, he attempted the Starfleet Academy entrance exams, but failed. A month after his first attempt, his father died in a horrible attack on the support station by a group of Aeona Rebels. His mother was devastated after this and it forced Kent to stay on Areona 4 to help with the upbringing of his sister and brothers.
In the little time he was not in the hospital with his mother, he helped out the old-colleges of his father on the support station, hoping he would one day get another chance at enlistment in Starfleet.
That day came in 2345 when his mother died after a long period of suffering. Because of his wealth of experience gained throughout his years on the outpost, he was accepted at Starfleet Academy despite his age. His experience also caused him to be posted aboard the U.S.S. Excelsior in his second year of the Academy under the command of Captain Hikaru Sulu. Because of his great service on this ship during his Academy years he gained the rank of Lieutenant J.G. even before his graduation.
After his graduation he was promoted to Lieutenant and became the Chief Science Officer on the Excelsior and witnessed the final years of this magnificent ship.
In 2355 he was promoted to Lieutenant Commander and accepted a post as head of the Starbase 49 Space Station Development Project on Earth. When the construction of this new space station commenced in 2363 he was was promoted to Commander and assigned to Starbase 49 as Chief Science Officer under the command of Captain Roy Veldman. In 2365 He was promoted to Captain and Transferred to Starbase 49 as Commanding Officer.