Dutch Turley is a former U.S. Navy SEAL who serves as Vice President of Rescue Operations for Operation Underground Railroad. Turley also owns Ryker Defense, LLC, which is the partner and training arm for OUR.
Turley studied exercise sports science at Brigham Young University-Hawaii on a water polo scholarship. He is also a graduate of Class 267 of Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL Training (BUD/S) and Class 269 of SEAL Qualification Training (SQT). He has combat deployments to Iraq in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and multiple deployments to Europe. He has training partner forces in tactics, firearms handling with marksmanship, close quarter defense, mission and logistic planning, and explosives training. Expertise in breaching, applied explosives, instructing applied tactics, teamwork, and administrative leadership.