Rep. Mike Turner

Congressman Turner was first elected to Congress in 2002. In Congress, Turner is a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee and has previously served as the lead Republican of the Tactical Air and Land Forces subcommittee as well as the Strategic Forces subcommittee. The subcommittees oversee Army and Air Force acquisition programs, all Navy and Marine Corps aviation programs, nuclear weapons, missile defense and space systems.

After serving on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) since 2015, Turner was appointed as the Chairman of HPSCI in January 2023. Turner is Dayton’s first elected official to serve in a leadership role on a national security committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. HPSCI has oversight of the nation’s 17 intelligence agencies. Through that perch, Turner has expanded the intelligence operations at Wright-Patt by working to secure $182 million in federal funding for construction of a new National Air and Space Intelligence Center, the Air Force’s primary source for foreign air and space threat analysis. 

Most recently, Congressman Turner was selected to sit on the Oversight and Accountability Committee. The Oversight Committee seeks to ensure the efficiency, effectiveness and accountability of the federal government and all its agencies.