Baker Turner, Director
A Navy veteran, Baker Turner consults in the areas of Continuous Process Improvement (CPI), Manpower & Personnel, Training, Program Management, and Strategic Planning. He currently is both CPI Program Manager at Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Management & Budget) (DASN (M&B)) and Team Lead at Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (Manpower, Personnel, Training, and Education) (OPNAV N1).
At DASN (M&B), Baker has led strategic change. As part of the Department of Defense effort to reduce non-productive processes and redundancy, he streamlined the Navy acquisition review process for all platforms (planes, ships, and submarines) and warfare systems (a total annual budget in excess of $50 billion). He created one standardized briefing template for all Navy acquisition program reviews, reducing required briefing content by approximately 25% and focusing the reviews on key issues requiring immediate action. He ultimately socialized the template with key stakeholders, including Senior Flag Officers, Senior Executives, and Program Executive Offices/Managers, in order to implement the change.
OPNAV N1, Baker has led strategic change. He
reduced the number of annual General Military
Training topics from twelve to six, resulting in
a savings of approximately six man-hours
annually for all Navy active duty (≈330,000) and
reserve personnel. He coordinated the change
with key Navy stakeholders, including the Chief
of Naval Operations and other Admirals, the
senior enlisted member of the Navy, Senior
Executives, and multiple commands.
Onboard LA SALLE, Baker led 98 sailors and was second in command of the Supply Department that received the Blue “E” for Supply Management Excellence for scoring above 90% in all functional areas during the Supply Management Inspection. Additionally, he coordinated all aspects of 14 highly successful port visits, 20 underway replenishments during an unprecedented 55-day extended underway with no port calls during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and a three-month Selected Restricted Availability in Malta.
As a MTT team member, Baker established Regional Support Unit Kirkush, which provided logistics support to the Iraqi Army 4th and 5th Infantry Divisions. He developed and implemented standard operating procedures, including automated inventory systems and infrastructure for fuels, weapons and ammunition, and combat rations. Additionally, he routinely provided expert advice to senior Iraqi Army Officers, including General Officers.
Baker also served as an Instructor at the Navy Supply Corps School in Athens, Georgia, where he trained over 300 junior supply officers in Leadership and Food Service Management.
During his six years of Naval service, Baker was awarded the Joint Commendation Medal, two Navy Commendation Medals, the Navy Achievement Medal, and various campaign and unit awards.
A member of the Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society, Baker received his BS in Commerce with distinction from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. A certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Baker holds an active Top Secret clearance.