COL (Retired) Reese Turner



PERSONAL/PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION: COL (Retired) Reese Turner is a native of Dayton, Ohio. He served 31 years in the U.S. Army rising from the rank of Second Lieutenant to the rank of full bird Colonel. Reese’s military career included assignments in key command and staff positions in Germany, Oklahoma, Hawaii, Nevada, Kansas, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Kentucky. Reese led Soldiers at all levels from 50 to over 500 Soldiers into combat. He has deployed multiple times throughout his career: three times to Iraq, two times to Afghanistan and one time to Haiti. Reese last served as the Operations Support Division Chief for the Enlisted Directorate, U.S. Army Human Resources Command at Fort Knox where he led a team of 80 people responsible for the assignment and talent management of 90k Soldiers worldwide.

EDUCATION: Reese graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering and was commissioned a Field Artillery Officer. He earned a Master’s of Organizational Management Degree from the University of Phoenix, Las Vegas, NV. in 1999 and a Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Army’s War College in Carlisle, PA in 2013.

AWARDS: Reese holds several unit awards and decorations to include the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Star medals, Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge and Air Assault Badge.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Reese serves on four boards: Metro United Way, Boys and Girls Haven, Have a Heart Foundation and Spinae Bifida of Kentucky. He is also an indoor cycling instructor at the St.Mathews and Middleton CycleBar studios.