Colonel Lance Turner is assigned as the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander and operates as the Director of Expeditionary Support and Innovation, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. He leads two divisions and oversees a $7 million portfolio that delivers worldwide expeditionary installation and mission support (I&MS) capabilities to customers at the headquarters, major command and installation levels. He and his team support the oversight and resourcing of enterprise-wide I&MS readiness, training and equipment, while providing operational-level planning and support to more than 90,000 warfighters through the execution of Functional Area Manager duties for all I&MS capabilities. The directorate also manages operational readiness requirements for more than 900 core Unit Type Codes. Additionally, he directs the Strategy and Innovation Division, which leverages innovation through relations with industry to provide strategic long-term research analysis to joint I&MS leaders in support of agile combat support capabilities. Furthermore, his directorate provides Airmen across the I&MS enterprise access to formal mission ready training and functional specialty training, as well as analysis of current and future agile combat support mission requirements

Colonel Turner entered the Air Force in 1995 after obtaining his commission at U.S. Air Force Academy and earning a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Mechanics with a minor in French. He has served in a variety of assignments at the wing, numbered air force and major command levels. He has been assigned to USSOUTHCOM, USAFCENT (ACC), AFMC, AETC and AFRC. He has actively supported multiple operations including ENDURING FREEDOM and DESERT STORM and training efforts across the Air Force. His duty statuses have included Active Duty, Traditional Reserve (TR), Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA), and Active Guard and Reserve (AGR).

Prior to assuming his current position, Col. Turner served as Commander of the 622 Civil Engineer Group, Dobbins ARB, GA.

1995 Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Mechanics, United States Air Force Academy, CO 1999 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
2005 Contingency Engineer Command, Civil Engineer and Service School, Wright Patterson AFB, OH 2007 Air Force Incident Management Course, Randolph AFB, Texas
2010 Master of Science degree in Military Operational Art and Science, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL 2012 Advanced Joint Professional Military Education (JPME-II), Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk VA 2012 Leadership Today and Tomorrow, AFRC Professional Development Center, Washington DC 2012 Reserve Component National Security Course, National Defense University, Washington DC 2014 Air War College (correspondence), Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL
2015 Naval Strategy and Warfare Course, Newport, R.I.

1. July 1995–June 1998, Project Engineer, Civil Engineer Program Manager, AEDC/SDE, Arnold AFB, Tenn
2. June 1998–October 2001 Chief, Maintenance Engineering, Mechanical Design Engineer, 14 CES, Columbus AFB, MS
3. October 2001–November 2002 Chief of Operations, 612th Air Base Sq, Soto Cano AB, Honduras
4. November 2002–January 2006, Executive Officer to Civil Engineer, Chief Engineering Management Practices HQ AETC/CE, Randolph AFB, Texas
5. January 2006–December 2007, IMA to the Chief, Environmental Integration & Analysis Branch, HQ AETC/A7C Randolph AFB, Texas
6. December 2007–August 2009, IMA to Deputy Director of Installations, USAFCENT, Shaw AFB, SC
7. August 2009–June 2010, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala
8. July 2010–May 2013, Chief, Operations and Plans Branch, HQ AFRC/A7, Robins AFB, GA
9. May 2013–May 2015, Assistant Executive Officer to the Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, GA
10. May 2015–May 2018, Deputy Chief, Civil Engineer Division, HQ AFRC/A4C, Robins AFB, GA
11. June 2018–April 2020, Commander, 932 Mission Support Group, Scott AFB, IL
12. April 2020–July 2022, Commander, 622 Civil Engineer Group, Dobbins ARB, GA
13. August 2022–Present, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas

Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Second Lieutenant May 31, 1995
First Lieutenant June 27, 1997
Captain June 27, 1999
Major Aug 1, 2005
Lieutenant Colonel Aug 20, 2010
Colonel May 1, 2015

(Current as of May 2023)