David Turner is the General Manager of Million Air Stennis. Stennis International Airport is located approximately eight miles northwest of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi in south central Hancock County, five miles east of NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center.
Originally from Amory, Mississippi, David received a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Mississippi and was commissioned in the United States Marine Corps in May 1992. Starting his military career as an Artillery Officer, David completed two overseas deployments, serving as Headquarters Platoon Commander and Battery Executive Officer before transitioning into Marine Aviation.
After completing flight training in March 1999, David served as Airframes Division Officer, Logistics Officer, Safety and Standardizations Officer and Operations Officer during four additional overseas deployments, while executing combat missions in support of NATO Operation Allied Force, Operation Joint Guardian, Operation Noble Anvil, Operation Southern Watch and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
In 2006, David served as the Deputy Chief, Training Division and the Deputy Officer in Charge at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California, during a two-year joint services tour with the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization.
With more than 2,400 mishap-free flight hours, primarily in the F/A-18D Hornet, David retired from the Marine Corps with 20 years of active duty service and now resides in Diamondhead, Mississippi.