USAF Colonel James Turner

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USAF Colonel James Turner

USAF Colonel James Turner


Colonel James Turner serves as the Director of Academics for the College of International Security Studies, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. He arrived at the Marshall Center in July 2017.

His previous assignments include:  Director of the Central Asia Program, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany; Course Director for the U.S. Air Force Wing Commanders’ Seminar at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama; Deputy Commander of the 39th Mission Support Group at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey; Chief of Force and Family Readiness and Contingency and Readiness Officer at Headquarters, United States European Command (USEUCOM) in Stuttgart, Germany; J1 Director, Special Operations Command Africa in Stuttgart, Germany; Commander, 39th Force Support Squadron at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, as well as other base level personnel assignments.        

Colonel Turner was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Texas Christian University in May, 1994 and entered active duty in July, 1994. 

Colonel Turner’s professional education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas; Master of Business Admin in Aerospace/Aviation Management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida; Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida; Squadron Officer School, Air Command & Staff College and Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.               

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