Unlike traditional reservists who are assigned to reserve units that regularly perform duty together, IMAs work with their active-duty supervisors to create a custom duty schedule that helps their unit meet mission requirements.
Turner’s job in the IMA realm is an Air Force Office of Special Investigations agent. In this capacity, Turner is assigned to Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and principle advisor for all AFOSI investigations and operations at that location. He directs criminal, fraud and counterintelligence investigations for Kirtland AFB, a 51K acre installation comprised of approximately 20,000 military and civilian personnel supporting three Air Force centers, four wings, two major Air Force research labs and more than 100 tenant units.
This is the fourth time in the last 10 years that Turner has received the award.
“I was pleasantly surprised when they announced my name as the recipient, again,” said Turner.
There is no time for rest, as Turner is also an author of two alternative history novels “Lincoln’s Bodyguard” and “Land of Wolves: The Return of Lincoln’s Bodyguard.” A third book is on the horizon.
“I’ve always enjoyed keeping busy and wearing various hats,” said Turner. “I believe that I am an improved researcher because of the creative side, and a better technical writer from time spent writing papers for research. It’s a plus in each aspect.”