Colonel Rick Turner is a United States Army Infantry Officer who has worked at various echelons of the defense enterprise and across two of the three branches of government. He holds a B.S. in Economics with a minor in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and an M.P.S. in Legislative Affairs from the George Washington University. During his 18 years in the Army, Turner has served in four of the Army’s Infantry Divisions with multiple overseas combat deployments. He served as the Legislative Assistant to the 38th Chief of Staff of the Army, a Defense Fellow with the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Army Military Aide to the President of the United States. Most recently, Turner served as the Commander of the 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.