Department of Military Science

LTC Kevin W. Turnblom

Professor of Military Science

Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Kevin Turnblom was born in Ogden, Utah. He enlisted in the US Army in 2002 as a 14J Air Defense C4I Operator/Maintainer. He was selected for the Green to Gold Active Duty Option in 2005, and earned his commission in 2007 upon graduation from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. LTC Turnblom’s military education includes the Basic Leader’s Course, Field Artillery Basic Officer Leader’s Course (BOLC), Military Intelligence Captain’s Career Course (MICCC), and Command and General Staff Officers Course (CGSOC).

After BOLC, he was assigned to 5-2 Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. He served as Company Fire Support Officer for C/1-17 Infantry Battalion, Brigade Battle Captain, and Brigade Fire Support Planner. After the MICCC, he served as Company Commander of A/344th Military Intelligence Battalion at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas. After command, he attended Utah State University, where he earned a Master’s degree in Natural Resources. Following graduate school, he was assigned to the 351st Reconnaissance Liaison Detachment at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, where he served as Aerial Reconnaissance Liaison in support of the 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing. After completing CGSOC, he was assigned to 17th Field Artillery Brigade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. There he served as S2 Intelligence Officer and Brigade Executive Officer. Most recently, he served as I Corps G2 Fusion Chief, responsible for all-source intelligence analysis to support tactical operations throughout the Indo-Pacific region.

LTC Turnblom deployed to Kuwait/Iraq in 2003 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and to Afghanistan in 2009-2010 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Air Force Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 CS), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, NATO Medal, Presidential Unit Citation – Navy, Army Superior Unit Award, Combat Action Badge, and Air Assault Badge.

In 2002, he married the former Melissa Flores of Seaside, Oregon. They have four children: Alexandria, Olivia, Ingrid, and Orson.

LTC Kevin W. Turnblom