2010 Tillman Scholar

Regan Turner

Marine Corps
Harvard University

Originally from Floresville, Texas, Regan attended Texas A&M University, where he received a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering and was a member of the Corps of Cadets. While at A&M, Regan was inspired by a college professor who encouraged all of his students to “live a lifetime of service to others”. That message led Regan to purse a commission in the Marine Corps in 2003, where he spent seven years on active duty. As a Marine Officer, Regan led infantry platoons on combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq with Second Battalion, Third Marine Regiment, and subsequently taught Marine Officers at The Basic School and the Infantry Officer Course in Quantico, Virginia.

Following his service in the Marine Corps, Regan attended Harvard University, where he pursued a Masters education that would better equip him to serve communities here at home. As a Pat Tillman Foundation Military Scholar, Regan earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MPP from Harvard Kennedy School, while also serving as a Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership.

Regan Turner now serves as the Executive Director of the West Region of The Mission Continues, a national non-profit organization that empowers veterans to make an impact their communities. In this role, Regan oversees the establishment of strategic partnerships between The Mission Continues and its public, private, and non-profit partners, and leads a team that manages programs for The Mission Continues and its veteran volunteers on the West Coast.