1st Sgt. Jessie R. Turner, Department of Aviation Medicine

1st Sgt. Jessie R. Turner, a native of St Thomas, U.S.V.I., enlisted to active duty for Military Occupational Specialty 68W, Healthcare Specialist (Combat Medic) on November 8th, 2010. He completed Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and Advanced Individual Training at Joint Base San Antonio (Fort Sam Houston). Upon completion he received orders to Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM)where he served as an Emergency Care Specialist within the 758th Forward Surgical Team (FST). While at JBLM, he completed a class three flight physical and applied to become a Flight Medic.

His Professional Military Education includes the Warrior Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, and Master Leader Course. He has also completed multiple military trainings to include the Air Crewmember Standardization Instructor Course, Master Fitness Trainer Course, Critical Care Paramedic Course, and Battle Staff

1st Sgt. Turner’s duty stations and positions since completing the Flight Medic Course include: Flight Medic / Flight Paramedic NCO / Platoon Sergeant, 2-501st General Support Aviation Battalion (GSAB), Fort Bliss, Texas; Platoon Sergeant / Standardization Instructor, 2-4 GSAB, Fort Carson, Colorado; Operations NCO, Mazar-e-Shariff, Afghanistan / Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan; Brigade Medical Operations NCO, HHC 4th CAB, Fort Carson, Colorado and recently he served as the Senior Instructor and Academic, Training, and Education Department NCOIC for the Department of Aviation Medicine Fort Novosel, Alabama.

1st Sgt. Turner’s awards and decorations include: NATO Medal (one star); German Armed Forces Badge for Weapons Proficiency (Schützenschnur) (gold); German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (gold); Overseas Ribbon (numeral four); Army Service Ribbon; NCO Professional Development Ribbon (numeral four); Humanitarian Service Medal; Armed Forces Service Medal (one star); Global War and Terrorism Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal (two stars); National Defense Service Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal (four knots); Army Achievement Medal (three oak leaf clusters); Army Commendation Medal (two oak leaf clusters); Air Medal with “C” device, Meritorious Service Medal; Army Superior Unit Award; Driver Badge (wheeled), Air Assault Badge; Senior Aviation Badge.