Cmdr. Eric D. Turner

Commanding Officer, USS St. Louis (LCS 19), Blue Crew

01 September 2021

Cmdr. Eric D. Turner
Cmdr. Eric D. Turner
Cmdr. Eric D. Turner
Cmdr. Eric D. Turner
Cmdr. Eric D. Turner
Photo By: MC2 Jacob Milham
VIRIN: 210901-N-OW182-0004
CDR Eric D. Turner is native to Baton Rouge, Louisiana and attended Saint Leo University with a degree in Accounting. He was a prior Chief Fire Controlman (FCC), Commissioned to Limited Duty Officer (6180) and later converted to Unrestricted Line Surface Warfare Officer (1110).
From July 2021 to current, he serves as the USS ST. LOUIS (LCS 19) BLUE Commanding Officer.
He first served aboard USS THOMAS S. GATES (CG 51) (1991-1994). USS MOUNT WHITNEY (LCC 20) (1997-2000). USS CROMMELIN (FFG 37) Electronics Material Officer (EMO)  (2003-2006).  USS CHUNG-HOON (DDG 93) Systems Test Officer (STO) (2007-2009).  USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CG 58) WEPS / CSO (2011-2014).  USS ST. LOUIS (LCS 19) Executive Officer (2019-2021).
His time at sea is over 15 years, through 9 major deployments.  
Shore tours include: Fleet Training Center Atlantic, Dam Neck, as instructor for the Phalanx Close-In Weapon System “C” School (1994-1997). Service School Command, Great Lakes, as a Chief Fire Controlman, at the Fire Controlman “A” School (2000-2003).  FFG Classron, N6 (2009-2010).  COMPACFLT, N554 (2014-2017).  COMLCSRON TWO, N6 (2017-2019).
Individual Augmentee (IA) include: USCENTCOM, J3C Interoperability (2009-2010). CTF-51, N5, Bahrain (2015-2016)
CDR Turner’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (7), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (4), Joint Service Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Unit Commendation, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation, Battle Efficiency (5), Good Conduct Medal (4), National Defense Medal (2), Southwest Asia Service Medal (2), Kosovo Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (8), NATO Medal(2), Kuwait Liberation Medal, Navy Rifle Expert and Navy Pistol Expert. 

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