Chief of Staff, Maryland Air National Guard

​​​Brigadier General Ronald B. Turk

Brigadier General Ronald B. Turk is the Chief of Staff, Maryland Air National Guard. He directs the Air-Staff assigned to the Maryland Joint Force Headquarters in providing higher headquarters support to over 1,500 authorized personnel. He is responsible to the Assistant Adjutant General - Air and The Adjutant General for ensuring that the units of the Maryland Air National Guard are organized, trained and equipped to support federal and state missions. Additionally, he is the principle advisor and primary advocate for strategic initiatives.

​Brigadier General Turk was commissioned as an Officer by the Air National Guard in 1991. Prior to receiving his commission, he served as an enlisted member of the United States Air Force on active duty, and later in the Air National Guard in both Texas and New Jersey. Brigadier General Turk spent over twenty-five years in the New Jersey Air National Guard, where he led the 108th Security Forces Squadron through two wartime mobilizations covering nearly three years of active duty service. He most recently served as the deployed commander for the 447th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron in Baghdad, Iraq in 2007-2008, and has also led several state missions including a deployment to New Orleans in response to Hurricane Katrina.