In June 2023, Command Sgt. Maj. Sherri L. Turner assumed responsibility as the Command Sergeant Major of the 75th United States Army Reserve Innovation Command. Command Sgt. Maj. Turner entered military service from Pittsburgh March 9, 1989, and attended Basic Training at Fort Jackson, S.C. She completed Advanced Initial Training as an Aviation Operations Specialist (15P) at Fort Rucker, Ala., and Human Resource Specialist Advanced Individual Training (42A) at Fort Jackson.
In her capacity as senior enlisted advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. Turner carries out policies and standards on performance, training, appearance and conduct of Soldiers. She also advises the command and staff on all Soldier matters, particularly those areas affecting training, leader development, mobilization, employer support, family readiness and support and quality of life.
Command Sgt. Maj. Turner served in a variety of professionally rewarding and developmental leadership positions across the Army. These include Command Sergeant Major, 100th Training Division (Leader Development), 80th Training Command (Total Army School System), Fort Knox, Ky.; 5th Battalion, 100th Regiment, 94th Division; HHB, 479th Field Artillery Brigade; HQ STARC Pennsylvania, Company G, 104th Aviation; HHC, 2nd Battalion, 238th Aviation; 406th Combat Support Battalion; 7th Battalion (PS); 4th Brigade (CSS); HHC, 94th Armored Brigade, 5th Battalion (PS); 4th Brigade (CSS); and 97th Training Brigade (CGSOC).
Command Sgt. Maj. Turner is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, with the 194th Armored Brigade. Her awards and decorations include the Basic Aviation Badge, Army Basic Instructor Badge, Meritorious Service Medal 2nd award, Army Commendation Medal 3rd award, Army Achievement Medal 2nd award, Good Conduct Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal 2nd award, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star Device, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with silver hour glass, “M” Device, NCO Professional Development with numeral 5, and the Army Service Ribbon.
Her professional education includes the Faculty Development Course, Total Army Instructor Training Course, Small Group Instructor Training Course, Unit Prevention Leaders Course, Brigade Pre-Command Course, Sergeants Major Academy, the Senior Leaders Joint Professional Military Education Course, Structured Development Course VI, First Sergeants Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer’s Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer’s Course and Primary Leadership Development Course.
She holds a master’s degree in business administration and health care management and a national certification in human resources.