John S. Turner is a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) national security professional with 10 years’ experience analyzing Latin America, Asia, and Middle East security trends, and developments. John deployed to Afghanistan from June-December 2019 in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel and to Iraq in 2011 in support of Operation New Dawn. From 2014-2017 John served in a staff position with the U.S. Defense Attache Office in Mexico City, Mexico. He is currently assigned to the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command in Hawaii. He holds a M.A. in International Relations with a focus in Security Studies from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.