USS Michael Murphy
"Lead the Fight"
CDR Corey J. Turner
CDR Corey J. Turner
Executive Officer (February 2011 - May 2013)

Commander Corey Turner graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1995 earning a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. His initial sea assignment after graduation was a split tour as Damage Control Assistant and then Assistant Operations Officer in USS MILIUS (DDG-69) homeported San Diego, California where he was part of the ship’s maiden deployment. Commander Turner’s follow on assignment was to Department Head School, in Newport Rhode Island.

Upon completion of Department Head School, Commander Turner was assigned to Precommisioning crew in USS McCAMPBELL (DDG-85), Bath, Maine built and homeported San Diego, California. Here he served as Operations Officer during building and manning of the ship, initial Sea Qualifications and subsequent deployment work-ups for Counter Drug Operations. Commander Turner then reported to the staff of COMMANDER DESTROYER SQUADRON TWENTY-ONE as Operations/Plans Officer, completing a 3rd/7th Fleet Deployment aboard USS JOHN C STENNIS (CVN-74) in support of Operation Northern Edge, RIMPAC 2004, JASEX, and various multi National Exercises.

Commander Turner earned his Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College, in Newport Rhode Island. Upon graduation he remained at the college as a member of the Naval Operational Planner Course, subsequently earning a designation as a Joint Operational Planner.

Commander Turner’s follow on assignment was to the staff of Commander North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command, J-5 Plans, Policy and Strategy Directorate, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Assigned as a lead strategic planner, Commander Turner, conducted numerous Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA) planning events, to include Hurricane, Wildfire and Winter storm support, pandemic preparedness and Inauguration Day support.

Commander Turner then reported to the staff of Commander, Combined Maritime Forces, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and Commander U.S. Fifth Fleet, Manama Bahrain as the Deputy Director for Plans, supporting Maritime Security Operations, Counter-Piracy operations and Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Commander Turner’s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal; Navy Commendation Medal (two gold stars); Navy Achievement Medal (one gold star) and various individual and unit service ribbons.



A photo illustration of the guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112).
USS MICHAEL MURPHY (DDG 112) Christening Ceremony
Capt. Jerry Zinni and Cmdr. Tom Shultz of (PCU) Michael Murphy sign papers to deliver the ship to the Navy.
Navy Commissions USS Michael Murphy in Big Apple
USS Michael Murphy (DDG - 112)

 Served with...

CMDCM(SW) Matthew E. Danforth
CDR Thomas E. Shultz
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