US Army Quartermaster Corps


The Quartermaster Hall of Fame award is the highest form of recognition the Corps offers. This much coveted award honors individuals who are judged to have made the most significant contributions to the overall history and traditions of the Quartermaster Corps.

CSM Archie L. Turner
Class of 2010

CSM Turner is Defense Logistics Agency’s (DLA) first Command Sergeant Major. Upon his retirement, he continued to serve the Agency in Supply Chain Operations, J-314, as the DoD Subject Matter Expert for Subsistence Executive Agent and Supply Chain Management/Integration

CSM Turner, a native of Miami, Florida, is married to the former Carla Marine Bratcher of Charlottesville, Virginia. They have two sons, Joshua and Michael. CSM Turner was drafted into the U.S. Army in January 1973 at the Induction Station in Coral Gables, Florida. He attended Basic Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, later graduating from the Unit Supply, Stock Control, and Accounting Course at Fort Ord, California. He served in numerous leadership positions such as Squad Leader, Supply Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Chief Logistics Operations Sergeant, Force Integration/Modernization Analyst, First Sergeant, and Command Sergeant Major. He came to DLA from the 19th Theater Support Command, Taegu, Korea; Turner also served as the DLA’s Senior Enlisted Advisor and Command Sergeant Major for two former DLA Directors.

His previous assignments include 71st Maintenance Battalion, VII Corps, Nurnberg, Germany; Alpha Company, 24th Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia; 3/7 Infantry Battalion, 197th Infantry Brigade (Mechanized), 3rd Supply and Transport Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division Fort Benning, Georgia; Security Training and Operations Sergeant, 548th Supply and Service Battalion, Fort McClellan; First Sergeant, Headquarters and Alpha Company, 548th Supply and Transportation Battalion, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, New York; First Sergeant, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 501st Corps Support Group, Yongsan, Korea; First Sergeant, 305th Supply and Service Company, 227th Maintenance Battalion, Supply Point 51, Yongsan, Korea; Force Development/Integration Analyst,13, U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia, Sergeant Major, Commandant and Sergeant Major Joint Task Force-Kuwait, Southwest Asia; Headquarters, 3rd U.S. Army, Fort McPherson, Georgia; Command Sergeant Major, 129th Corps Support Battalion, 101st Corps Support Group, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Command Sergeant Major, 34th Area Support Group and Area II, Yongsan, Korea; Command Sergeant Major, 19th Theater Support Command, Taegu, Korea, Command Sergeant Major, Defense Logistics Agency culminating a 32 year career.

His civilian education includes an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Studies from University of Maryland. He attended numerous military courses and schools ranging from the Noncommissioned Officer Logistics Program, the Army Air Assault School, the Garrison Sergeants Major Course, Command General Staff College’s Force Integration and Development Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course, Race Relations and Equal Opportunity Course, First Sergeant’s Course, Battle Staff Course, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy and Command Sergeants Major Designee Course. 

CSM Turner’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4th Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (5th Oak Leaf Cluster); Army Achievement Medal (6th Oak Leaf Cluster); Good Conduct Medal (10th Award); National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Stars); Southwest Asia Service Medal (3 Bronze Stars); the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korea Defense Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Development Ribbon (4th Award); the Overseas Service Ribbon (5th Award); Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Saudia Arabia); Kuwait Liberation Medal (Government of Kuwait); the Air Assault Badge; German Schutzenschur (Bronze). CSM Turner is a member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, the Distinguished Order of Saint Martin, Lifetime Honorary member of the United States Army Quartermaster Association, and a recipient of the 3d Infantry Division “Marne Man” Award.