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Salute to Service Award

Jim Turner
This is a photo of Jim Turner of the Cincinnati Bengals NFL football team. This image reflects the Cincinnati Bengals active roster as of Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. (AP Photo)

Jim Turner (Offensive Line Coach)

Jim Turner served in the United States Marine Corps as an infantry officer in Europe, the Middle East and Japan from 1990-94. Turner enlisted as the Persian Gulf War was getting started. "We were getting ready to go to war," Turner said. "I felt like it was the right thing to do." The four years Turner spent serving his country ranks as his proudest accomplishment. "It is the greatest team in the world," he said. The lessons Turner learned as a Marine continue to help him as an NFL coach. "It taught me selflessness. It taught me total responsibility," Turner said. "I'm responsible for everything I do, especially the commitment I make. It taught me to lead by example. You lead from the front. You don't ask anybody to do something that you wouldn't do or that you haven't already done."