Maj. Christopher Turner is the operations planner for the 263rd Army Air and Missile Defense Command, an Army National Guard unit based in Anderson. The unit supports the Army in defending against terror and missile attacks directed at the homeland. Christopher is liaison officer between the unit and the 601st Air and Space Operations Center at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida which provides planning for the North American Aerospace Defense Command. He also assists with Operation Vigilant Shield, an annual drill of homeland preparedness conducted jointly by the United States and Canada. Christopher previously was a site manager for Voith Hydro which manufactures components for hydropower plants worldwide. A graduate of The Citadel and as a youth an Eagle Scout, Christopher is working on a master’s in education. He has completed various advanced military training courses, serves on the executive council of the National Guard Association of South Carolina and is a member of the Washington Light Infantry in Charleston.