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BRIGADIER GENERAL CHRISTINE M. TURNER

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Brig. Gen. Christine M. Turner is the Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, Defense Planning, Allied Command Transformation, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Mons, Belgium. General Turner is responsible for the comprehensive planning framework to enable development of mission-effective and interoperable military forces and capabilities for NATO. In addition, she serves as the Director of Staff Element Europe, ACT's forward element; is the representative for the Supreme Allied Commander Transformation to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SHAPE); and oversees close liaison with Joint Forces Command to facilitate U.S.-NATO interaction.

General Turner was born in Portland, Ore. She was commissioned in 1979 after completing Officer Training School. She has worked in contingency operations and staff positions at Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Office of the Secretary of Defense, 9th Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command, Air Force Space Command, Air Force Systems Command, Pacific Air Command, Air Mobility Command, the Air Force Audit Agency and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service.

The general served in support of operations Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom, Restore Hope, Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Sharp Edge and Just Cause. She deployed to Saudi Arabia and other Southwest Asia locations in support of operations Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

EDUCATION
1977 Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, Portland State University, Ore.
1982 Master of Science degree in systems management, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
1983 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1987 Air Command and Staff College, by seminar
2000 Air War College, by seminar

ASSIGNMENTS
1. February 1979 - March 1982, aide-de-camp, program analyst and Deputy, Accounting and Finance, Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards AFB, Calif.
2. March 1982 - August 1983, audit team leader, Air Force Audit Agency, Beale AFB, Calif.
3. August 1983 - April 1985, executive officer to the Auditor General and action officer, Headquarters Air Force Audit Agency, Norton AFB, Calif.
4. May 1985 - February 1988, wing executive officer and Chief, Accounting and Finance, 432d Tactical Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan
5. February 1988 - March 1989, assistant secretary for joint and national security matters, assistant deputy chief of staff for plans and operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
6. June 1989 - October 1991, executive officer, Crisis Coordination Center, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Washington, D.C.
7. October 1991 - August 1993, executive officer, 302nd Support Group, Peterson AFB, Colo.
8. August 1993 - February 1996, individual mobilization augmentee to the Director, Field Operations, Defense Finance and Accounting Service-Denver Center, Lowry AFB, Colo.
9. February 1996 - February 1998, Executive Director, "Operation Mongoose" (a Defense Department fraud unit), Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Monterey, Calif.
10. February 1998 - May 2000, Deputy Director, Operational Support and Executive Assistant, Acquisition Support Organization, Defense Finance and Accounting Service Headquarters, Arlington, Va.
11. May 2000 - February 2002, Chief, Space and Technology, Armaments Cooperation, and Reserve adviser to the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs, Washington, D.C.
12. February 2002 - October 2002, Deputy Director, Air Force National Security Emergency Preparedness Agency, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
13. October 2002 - January 2004, Deputy Chief, Middle East/Africa, and senior individual mobilization augmentee, Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs, Washington, D.C.
14. January 2004 - April 2005, mobilization assistant to the Director, Plans and Programs, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
15. April 2005 - September 2007, mobilization assistant to the Director, Legislative Liaison, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
16. October 2007 - present, Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, Defense Planning, Allied Command Transformation, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Mons, Belgium

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 1989 - October 1991, executive officer, Crisis Coordination Center, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Washington, D.C., as a captain and major
2. August 1993 - February 1996, individual mobilization augmentee to the Director, Field Operations, Defense Finance and Accounting Service-Denver Center, Colo., as a major and lieutenant colonel
3. February 1996 - February 1998, Executive Director, "Operation Mongoose" (Defense Department fraud unit), Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Monterey, Calif., as a lieutenant colonel
4. February 1998 - May 2000, Deputy Director, Operational Support and Executive Assistant, Acquisition Support Organization, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Arlington, Va., as a lieutenant colonel
5. October 2007 - present, Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, Defense Planning, Allied Command Transformation, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Mons, Belgium, as a brigadier general

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS 
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with "V" device and three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with two oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Feb. 1, 1979
First Lieutenant Feb. 1, 1981
Captain Feb. 1, 1983
Major March 7, 1991
Lieutenant Colonel June 16, 1995
Colonel April 9, 2001
Brigadier General Dec. 8, 2006

(Current as of May 2010)

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