Turner Selected for Promotion to Senior Master Sergeant

Master Sgt. Darryl L. Turner (Source: Combat Readiness Training Center GA Air National Guard)
Master Sgt. Darryl L. Turner (Source: Combat Readiness Training Center GA Air National Guard)

From: Combat Readiness Training Center GA Air National Guard

Master Sergeant Darryl L. Turner has earned promotion to the senior non-commissioned officer's rank of Senior Master Sergeant (SMSgt). SMSgt Turner serves as the Aircraft Maintenance Superintendant working in the Aircraft Maintenance office at Savannah's Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC), Georgia Air National Guard. The CRTC is headquartered across the airfield from the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport.

Senior Master Sergeants are key, experienced, operational leaders, skilled at merging their personnel's talents, skills, and resources with other teams' functions to most effectively accomplish the mission. SMSgts continue to develop their leadership and management skills in preparation for expanded responsibilities and higher leadership positions. SMSgts normally operate at the operational or decision-making leadership level. ( Air Force Instruction 36-2618, The Enlisted Force Structure)

In addition to his Aircraft Maintenance duties, SMSgt Turner serves as the Munitions Accountable Systems Officer, overseeing the effective and efficient management of the conventional munitions stockpile. Additionally, he also serves as Hazardous Waste Manager and Vehicle Control Officer for the CRTC Operations section.

A veteran of 28 years of military service, his past assignments include service with the 116th Fighter Wing Dobbins ARB GA (1981-1994) where he served as a Crew Chief on F-105, F-4 and F-15 Fighter Aircraft. His service also includes deployments to Spangdahlem AB Germany, Hickam AFB Hawaii and Incirlik AB Turkey.

SMSgt. Darryl Turner and his family live in Guyton, GA.