Guy Turner


Guy Turner

In September 2014, Mr. Turner joined the FAA to serve as the Deputy Director for National Security Programs and Incident Response. He leads a work force of approximately 70 staff focused on providing intelligence analysis, and threat indications and warning for FAA senior leadership as well as support to UAS Security operations. As the Deputy, Guy supports numerous activities within the Interagency, teaming with members of the National Security Staff, the Intelligence Community, DOD, DHS, and DOJ to advance safety and security of civil aviation operations worldwide.

From 2007 to 2014, Mr. Turner served as the Chief, Global Maritime and Air Intelligence Integration Office within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) from 2007 to 2014. While serving at the ODNI, Mr. Turner led numerous activities and teamed across the Interagency to improve and advance intelligence integration and information sharing across both the aviation and maritime domains. He worked closely with Federal, State, Local, Territorial and Tribal partners. He partnered with both the public and private sector. Many of his efforts were in direct response and support to FAA and TSA initiatives and requests. He supported the Interagency efforts to execute the National Strategies for Aviation Security and Maritime Security. He actively participated in the activities of the Air Domain Awareness Board.

From 1980 to 2006, Mr. Turner served in the U.S Air Force. He initially began his career flying F-111A aircraft in RAF Upper Heyford. He later transitioned to the EF-111A aircraft, and in 1986 participated in Operation Eldorado Canyon. In 1990, Captain Turner deployed to Taif, Saudi Arabia with the 366th Tactical Fighter Wing where he participated in Desert Shield/Desert Storm eventually accruing 30 combat sorties and earning the Distinguished Flying Cross, and Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters. Following the Gulf War, Major Turner served two staff tours in Ramstein, Germany working with both the USAF in Europe and NATO Headquarters. During this time, he deployed in support of Operation Provide Comfort and later Operation Deny Flight. Lt Col Turner then moved to command the 36th Engineering and Test Squadron at Eglin AFB. He followed the Eglin tour with an assignment to the Air Force Information Warfare Center in San Antonio where he served as the 318th Deputy Group Commander. After graduating from National Defense University, he worked with the National Security Agency, and was subsequently selected as the Commander of the Air Force Technical Applications Center at Patrick AFB, Fl. Upon his retirement, Colonel Turner had served over 26 years in the USAF, in 13 different assignments both stateside and overseas, ranging from flight operations, test and evaluation, to intelligence support for operations. In addition to his military flight ratings, Mr. Turner also holds airman certificates as an Airline Transport Pilot, Commercial Pilot, and Certified Flight Instructor, single and multi-engine.

In 1980, Mr. Turner graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He later earned an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1984; in 2003 he was awarded a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University. He is married to the former Ms. Sara Davis, from Oxford England. They have three children and currently reside in Crofton, Maryland.