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Captain D'Angelo Turner

Director of Operations

San Diego



Captain D’Angelo Turner serves as the Special Projects Officer, Commander’s Action Group, Space Launch Delta 45, Patrick Space Force Base, Florida. He leads a diverse team of Airmen and Guardians responsible for developing, planning, coordinating, and assisting the installation commander and senior leadership in the execution of various special projects including commander’s calls, mission briefs, distinguished visitor visits, speech writing, personnel realignments, and digital transformation initiatives in support of all space launch operations from the Eastern Range.

Captain Turner is a 2016 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Behavioral Sciences.  Prior to his current position, he deployed twice in support of Operations INHERENT RESOLVE, DELIBERATE RESOLVE, and FREEDOM’S SENTINEL. He served as the 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Group Executive Officer at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait and the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations Dignified Transfer Officer in Charge at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware.


  • 2016 Bachelor of Science, Behavioral Science, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • 2016 Business of Sports Professional Certificate Program, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo.
  • 2016 Basic Personnel Officer Course, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.
  • 2018 Force Support Advanced Contingency Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  • 2019 Master of Science, Psychology, Tiffin University, Tiffin, Ohio.
  • 2020 Squadron Officer School, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.


1.  August 2016–October 2017, OIC, Readiness & Plans, 436th Force Support Squadron, Dover AFB, Del.

2.  October 2016–July 2018, OIC, Fitness & Sports, 436th Force Support Squadron, Dover AFB, Del.

3.  July 2018–August 2019, Section Commander, 736th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Dover AFB, Del.

     (January 2019–July 2019, Executive Officer, 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Group, Ali Al Salem AB, Kuwait)

4.  August 2019–August 2020, Sustainment Services Flight Commander, 45th Force Support Squadron, Patrick AFB, Fla.

5.  August 2020–December 2021, Military Personnel Flight Commander, 45th Force Support Squadron, Patrick SFB, Fla.

     (July 2021–December 2021, Dignified Transfer OIC, Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations, Dover AFB, Del.)

6.  December 2021–Present, Special Projects Officer, CAG, Space Launch Delta 45, Patrick SFB, Fla.


  • Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
  • Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster


  • Second Lieutenant June 2, 2016
  • First Lieutenant June 2, 2018
  • Captain June 2, 2020

(Current as of January 2022)