Adjutant General - Army

Brigadier General Wallace Turner

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Brigadier General Wallace N. Turner is the Assistant Adjutant General - Army, Washington National Guard, and also serves as Commander, Washington Army National Guard. The Washington Army National Guard Headquarters is collocated with the Washington Military Department at Camp Murray, Washington, which is adjacent to Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The Washington Army National Guard is comprised of four brigade-size commands, the 81st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 66th Theater Aviation Command, 96th Troop Command, and the 205th Regiment (Leadership). More than 6000 Army National Guard citizen-soldiers within these brigades are stationed in 37 different communities across the state.

General Turner is responsible to the Adjutant General for the coordination of policies, programs and plans affecting the Washington Army National Guard. He ensures the recruitment and career management of soldiers and leaders along with their training and equipment readiness to enable them to mobilize and deploy in support of directed missions, whether state or federal.

General Turner received his commission through the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps and upon graduating in July 1983, was commissioned as a Regular Army Second Lieutenant. He left active duty in 1989 and joined the Washington Army National Guard in 1990.

Education:

  • 1983 The Citadel, Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Charleston, South Carolina
  • 2005 United States Army War College, Master of Science, Strategic Studies, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania

      Assignments:

  • 1. July 1983 – November 1983, Engineer Officer Basic Course, Fort Belvoir, Virginia
  • 2. November 1983 – December 1984, Platoon Leader, B Company, 3rd Engineer Battalion, Fort Stewart, Georgia
  • 3. December 1984 – February 1985, Support Platoon Leader, A Company, 3rd Engineer Battalion, Fort Stewart, Georgia
  • 4. February 1985 – December 1985, Initial Entry Rotary Wing Training Student, Fort Rucker, Alabama
  • 5. December 1985 – March 1986, Attack Platoon Leader, Alpha Company, 268th Attack Helicopter Battalion, Fort Lewis, Washington
  • 6. March 1986 – July 1987, Scout Platoon Leader, Charlie Company, 268th Attack Helicopter Battalion, Fort Lewis, Washington
  • 7. July 1987 – May 1988, 3/5 Platoon Leader, Headquarters 1st Battalion, 9th Attack Helicopter Battalion, Fort Lewis, Washington
  • 8. May 1988 – May 1989, Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Attack Helicopter Battalion, Fort Lewis, Washington
  • 9. May 1989 – November 1989, S4, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Attack Helicopter Battalion, Fort Lewis, Washington
  • 10. November 1989 – March 1990, United States Army Reserve Control Group (Reinforcement), Saint Louis, Missouri
  • 11. March 1990 – September 1990, Assistant S-4, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 540th Aviation Group (Attack), Fort Lewis, Washington
  • 12. September 1990 – October 1992, Commander, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 168th Aviation (Attack), Fort Lewis, Washington
  • 13. October 1992 – March 1993, Student, Aviation Officer Advanced Course, Fort Rucker, Alabama
  • 14. March 1993 – September 1993, Commander, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 168th Aviation (Attack), Fort Lewis, Washington
  • 15. September 1993 – July 1994, S-4, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 540th Aviation Group (Attack), Fort Lewis, Washington
  • 16. July 1994 – September 1995, S-3, Headquarters and Headquarters Support Company, 1st Battalion, 168th Aviation (Attack), Fort Lewis, Washington
  • 17. July 1996 – July 1998, Deputy State Aviation Officer and Aviation Safety Officer, Aviation Support Facility, Fort Lewis, Washington
  • 18. July 1998 – September 2001, S-3, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 66th Aviation Brigade, Fort Lewis, Washington
  • 19. September 2001 – May 2004, Commander, 1st Battalion, 168th Aviation (Assault), Fort Lewis, Washington
  • 20. May 2004 – May 2009, Deputy Commander, 66th Theater Aviation Command (Corps), Fort Lewis, Washington
  • 21. June 2009 – July 2010, Commander, 66th Theater Aviation Command (Corps), Fort Lewis, Washington
  • 22. August 2010 - transferred to Army of the United States Retired List
  • 23. November 2012 – returned from Army of the United States Retired List
  • 24. November 2012 – Present, Assistant Adjutant General-Army, Joint Force Headquarters-Army Element, Camp Murray, Washington

Flight Information:

  • Rating:  Master Aviator
  • Flight Hours:  2,500 hours
  • Aircraft flown:  TH-55, UH-1H, OH-58 A/C, UH-60 A/L
  • Pilot wings from:  Fort Rucker, Alabama

Awards and Decorations

  • Legion of Merit
  • Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Army Commendation Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
  • Army Achievement Medal (with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Humanitarian Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hourglass Device)
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon
  • Washington State Legion of Merit
  • Washington State Emergency Service Ribbon (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • National Guard Service Ribbon
  • Louisiana State Emergency Service Ribbon
  • Master Aviator Badge
  • Air Assault Badge

Civilian Occupation:

The Asst. Adjutant General - Army, Washington Military Department

Professional Memberships and Affiliations:

  • National Guard Association of the United States
  • Reserve Officer's Association
  • Army Aviation Association of America
  • Army War College Alumni Association

Effective Date of Promotions:

(Current as of January 2015)

  • Second Lieutenant 25 July 1983
  • First Lieutenant 24 July 1985
  • Captain 1 July 1987
  • Major 28 February 1995
  • Lieutenant Colonel 6 December 1999
  • Colonel 19 May 2004
  • Brigadier General (Line) 31 July 2014
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