Brig. Gen. Gary L. Turner
Deputy Commanding General
U.S. Army, Western Command
Brig. Gen. Gary Lane Turner is from Jacksonville, Florida, and graduated from the Citadel in 1955. He also holds a Masters in History from Jacksonville University. Brig. Gen. Turner began his tour as Deputy Commanding General for US Army Western Command (WESTCOM) on 2 February 1984.
After a tour of duty in Vietnam, most of Turner's significant duty assignments came in the Field Artillery. In 1977 he took command of the 2nd Armored Division Artillery in Fort Hood Texas, and from 1982-1984 he commanded the US Army III Corps Artillery at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Between those two assignments Turner served as Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters, Forces Command.
Turner's most prestigious awards are the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Bronze Star Medal.
USARPAC postures and prepares the force for unified land operations, responds to threats, sustains and protects the force, and builds military relationships that develop partner defense capacity in order to contribute to a stable and secure U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility.
Vincent K. Brooks