A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Commander Dan Turbeville graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1997, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Afloat, Commander Turbeville completed his Division Officer tours aboard USS MOBILE BAY (CG 53) and then aboard USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65). His Department Head tours were aboard USS INGRAHAM (FFG 61) as the Combat Systems Officer and USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) as Reactor Training Assistant. He also served as the Damage Control Assistant on USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) and as the Assistant Reactor Officer onboard USS NIMITZ (CVN 68). During his sea tours, he made multiple deployments to the Arabian Gulf, Mediterranean Sea, and Western Pacific in support of multiple Naval Operations.
Ashore, Commander Turbeville completed the Division Officer Course and Department Head School at Surface Warfare Officer School in Newport, RI. He also completed Nuclear Power School followed by Nuclear Prototype Training in Charleston, SC. Additionally, he served as a Math Instructor at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He also served on the staff of Commander Naval Air Forces Pacific (N43) as a CVN Maintenance Coordinator. His most recent shore duty assignment was at Virginia Military Institute Naval ROTC Unit in Lexington, VA, where he served as Executive Officer and Associate Professor of Naval Science. He currently serves as the Executive Officer of the Nuclear Power Training Unit, Charleston, SC.
Commander Turbeville’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (two Gold Stars) and Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (with three Gold Stars) as well as multiple unit and service awards. He completed Joint Professional Military Education Phase I through the Air Command and Staff College, and earned a Master of Business Administration from University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. He also earned a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Naval Postgraduate School.