WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Jazmyn Turner is the newest addition to the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility team. She is responsible for the positive employment program for the Wright-Patt team.
The Facility Positive Employment Program Manager is a key position responsible for developing and implementing action plans to promote equal employment opportunity for all staff and the candidates.
“Team Wright-Patt is fortunate to have Jazmyn in this role,” said Kimberly Watson, 88 Wing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Manager. air-base. “Her knowledge, skills and abilities make her the ideal candidate to tackle the task of leading the installation barrier analysis task force to identify triggers that may actually constitute barriers to equal employment opportunity.”
A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Turner joined the Air Force in 2011 and attended technology schools for communications intelligence. His first tour of duty was at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska.
In 2015, Turner arrived at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as a senior airwoman and worked at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center until December 2020. After separating from the Air Force the same year and having become a civil servant, she started working on WPAFB. Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Team as a Victim Advocate.
“Jazmyn has a demonstrated ability to use tools such as survey data, research and statistics to define and solve problems,” Watson said. “She has experience building effective working relationships with leaders and peers using excellent communication and interpersonal skills.”
Turner said she has a passion for helping others.
“I really enjoy helping people and making a difference,” she said. “DEIA was a good opportunity for me to spread my wings.”
As the mother of triplets (all boys) who turn 2 this month, it’s no surprise that Turner also wants to leave a legacy of championing diversity, equity and inclusion for children. future workforce. Her husband is on active duty with Space Force.
She said her new role was “very rewarding. I can see the world from someone else’s perspective” and use that knowledge to help break down barriers to employment for the next generation.
“Jazmyn is enthusiastic, a team player and ready to help the Wright-Patt team support a work environment based on merit, dignity and respect,” added Watson.
As Head of AEP, Turner works with various associated activities such as Member/Employee Resource Groups, Specialty Programs, and the Settlement Barrier Analysis Working Group.
“IBAWG, for example, is a chance for people across the facility to identify different issues that affect people differently,” she said.
MERGS also examines situations that may affect working fathers, for example, or women who struggle to get promoted.
Turner says she wants “generations after me to have something to look forward to…without barriers.”
In this capacity, she is currently working on her graduate degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at American Military University.
“It’s very interesting,” she said, noting that this area examines organizational behavior, where and why unconscious biases may exist, and how leadership can affect positive change.
Turner also oversees the Special Celebrations Program, which recognizes important dates such as Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Black History Month and Women’s History Month.
“It’s essential that we recognize and educate ourselves about the different cultures that might be different from ours,” she said.