John E. Turner

Visiting Scholar in International and Public Affairs
Areas of Interest Strategy


Colonel John E. Turner last served as the Chief, Office of Defense Cooperation Support Division in the US European Command J5. COL Turner holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Carson Newman University in Jefferson City, Tennessee. He holds a Masters of Military Arts and Sciences from the School of Advanced Military Studies, Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He also holds a Masters of Adult Education from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. COL Turner commissioned as an Armor Officer in May 1999 and qualified as an Army Strategist in April 2014.

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Watson welcomes largest-ever cohort of military fellows

The Watson Institute recently welcomed a new cohort to its Military Fellows Program for the 2023-2024 academic year. The six new fellows will spend the next year immersed in Watson's scholarly community, engaging with students and faculty, taking classes, giving special lectures, attending seminars and conducting research.
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