Samantha Turner

Gender Advisor
US Department Of Defense

Samantha Turner is a creative problem solver, leader and intrapreneur. She is the head of the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) program at U.S. European Command, and a go-to practitioner of diversity and inclusion for the department of defense. Turner has served in advisory positions to the senior officials in the U.S. Government and NATO on WPS policy and strategy in foreign policy and serves as an executive coach to diplomats, development experts and senior defense officials focusing on how leading inclusively specifically with an intersectional lens can benefit everyone. As a U.S. Army reservist, she serves as a Civil Military liaison officer and Gender Advisor specializing on infrastructure assessment, and the operationalization of the Women, Peace, and Security agenda within the military. She earned a certificate in entrepreneurial leadership and innovation from Stanford Graduate School of Business and is a proud Alumna of the United States Military Academy at West Point.

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