2013 Presidential Inaugural Committees


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Joint Task Force - National Capital Region
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JTF-NCR Commander  Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, U.S. Army

Deployed on Operation Enduring Freedom on the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command (IJC) staff in Kabul, Afghanistan, as the J5 and later as Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Projects, Sept. 2009-April 2011.  71st Commandant of Cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY.  Deputy Commanding General at Fort Benning, GA.  Commanded the 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) where he deployed both in Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq), June 2002-June 2004.  Other experience includes command and staff positions at Fort Ord, CA; Fort Riley, KS; the Berlin Brigade in West Berlin, West Germany; multiple assignments to Fort Campbell, KY; the Republic of Korea, and on both the Army and Joint Staffs in the Pentagon. 

Graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1980 and was commissioned as an infantry officer.  M.S. degree in mathematics from Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute.  Infantry Officer’s Basic and Advanced Course at Fort Benning, GA, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS, and Master's degree in national security strategy from the National War College in Washington, DC.

JTF-NCR Deputy, Inaugural Support  Brig. Gen. James P. Scanlan, U.S. Air Force

Commissioned through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps, Villanova University in 1985. Following Basic Naval Flight Officer Training, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., and Joint Undergraduate Navigator Training, Mather AFB, Calif., he was designated a Naval Flight Officer in August 1986. Following one operational squadron tour flying the EC-130Q and one staff tour, he was selected for pilot training. Upon completion of undergraduate pilot training, he was designated a Naval Aviator in February 1993. After two E-6A operational squadron tours and a wing tour, he separated from active duty in November 1999 and entered the Naval Reserve. 

In May 2000, he was commissioned as a major in the Air Force Reserve and completed KC-10 Initial Qualification Training. His operational assignments include KC-10 flight commander, deputy operations group commander and squadron commander. He also served as Deputy Commander, 409th Air Expeditionary Group while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. His staff assignments include Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command/J5, Headquarters 19th Air Force, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command/A5/8/9, as well as two tours as Chief of the Joint Operations Center, Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command. General Scanlan is a command pilot with more than 7,000 total military flying hours, primarily in the EC-130Q, E-6A, TC-18 and KC-10A aircraft. 

JTF-NCR Senior Enlisted Advisor  Command Sgt. Major David Turnbull, U.S. Army 

CSM Turnbull enlisted in the Army in August 1984 as an Infantry man from Boston, Massachusetts. 

After completion of Basic Training and Advanced Infantry Training at Ft. Benning, Ga., he was assigned to the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard). CSM Turnbull has served in every key leadership position in the Infantry from Team Leader to Command Sergeant Major. His assignments include 5/20th Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea, 2/22nd Infantry,10th Mountain Division, Ft. Drum, N.Y., 2nd Ranger Battalion, Ft. Lewis, Wash., where he served as Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, Operations Sergeant and Bravo Company First Sergeant. While serving as Platoon Sergeant, CSM Turnbull participated in Operation Restore Democracy in the Republic of Haiti and Operation Restore Hope in the Republic of Panama. Upon his return, he was assigned as the Detachment Sergeant, 75th Ranger Regimental Reconnaissance Detachment, (RRD), Ft. Benning, Ga.

Upon graduation from the Sergeants Major Course, in 2001, CSM Turnbull was assigned to 3/21 Infantry, SBCT, Ft. Lewis, Wash., as the Operations Sergeant Major. From June 2003 until January 2005, he was assigned as the Command Sergeant Major of Task Force 1/501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, Ft. Richardson, Alaska. CSM Turnbull deployed with the Task Force to Afghanistan from October 2003 to August 2004 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In January 2005, he was selected as the Brigade Command Sergeant Major for the newly activating 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) 25th Infantry Division, Ft. Richardson, Alaska. CSM Turnbull deployed with the Spartan Brigade for fourteen months to Iraq from October 2006 to December 2007.

CSM Turnbull’s military education includes all noncommissioned officer education system courses. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy (class 52). His additional military training include the First Sergeant Course, Ranger School, Airborne School, Military Free Fall Parachutist Course, Jumpmaster School, SERE School, Air Assault School, the Pathfinder School, and the (Keystone) Command Senior Enlisted Course, CSM Turnbull’s civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science degree from Excelsior College.

Lead Inaugural Planner  Mike Wagner

Note: Initially 176 military personnel were involved in planning for the inauguration, and that expanded to about 250.  All told about 5,500 military personnel are involved in the inauguration including 2,500 participating in the parade, 1,500 on the street and 900 at the Capitol serving as ushers, escorts and in other roles.