Major General Richard Johnson

Deputy Director United States Army National Guard

SOURCE OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE  OCS

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES
Salem State University - BS - Political Science
University of Massachusetts - Boston - MS - Public Affairs
University of Massachusetts - Lowell - MA - Criminal Justice

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED
Military Police Officer Basic Course
Military Police Officer Advanced Course
United States Army Command and General Staff College
United States Army War College, SSC Fellowship (Harvard Kennedy School)
Harvard University, Leadership in Homeland Security
Dual Status Commanders Course (NORTHCOM)
Joint Task Force Commanders Course (NORTHCOM)
United States Army War College, Senior Leader Seminar
Harvard University, General and Flag Officer Homeland Security Executive Seminar
Syracuse University, National Security Studies Management Course (NSSMC)
Harvard University, Senior Executive Fellowship
Army Strategic Education Program - Basic (ASEP-B)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE(S)  None Recorded

PROMOTIONSDATE OF APPOINTMENT
2LT24 Jul 89
1LT23 Jul 92
CPT23 Jul 96
MAJ16 Sep 03
LTC7 Dec 07
COL5 Mar 13
BG11 Jan 17
MG24 Oct 19


FROMTOASSIGNMENT
Oct 19PresentDeputy Director, Army National Guard, Arlington, Virginia
Jul 19Oct 19National Guard Assistant for Director of the Army National Guard Staff, Arlington, Virginia
Mar 19Jun 19National Guard Assistant for Army National Guard Operations and Training, Arlington, Virginia
Feb 18Feb 19Deputy Commanding General (FWD), 101st Airborne Division (AASLT), Commander, Task Force Southeast, AP Lightning, USFOR-A. Fort Campbell, Kentucky and OPERATION FREEDOM'S SENTINEL, Afghanistan
Jan 17Feb 18Commander, Land Component Command, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts
Jan 16Jan 17Assistant Adjutant General, Joint Force Headquarters, Massachusetts National Guard, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts
Sep 14Dec 15Commander, Headquarters, 26th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Natick, Massachusetts; dual-hatted, Homeland Response Force, FEMA Region 1, Natick, Massachusetts
Nov 13Aug 14Commander, Headquarters, 26th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Natick, Massachusetts; dual-hatted, Homeland Response Force, FEMA Region 1, Natick, Massachusetts
Dec 12Nov 13Commander, Security Force Assistance Advisor Team, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT), RC-East, Fort Campbell, Kentucky and OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan
Aug 12Dec 12J-3, Joint Force Headquarters, Massachusetts National Guard, Milford, Massachusetts
Jul 11Jun 12Student, Senior Service College Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Sep 10Jun 11Provost Marshal, Joint Force Headquarters, Massachusetts National Guard, Milford, Massachusetts
Jun 08Sep 10Commander, Headquarters, 211th Military Police Battalion, Lexington, Massachusetts and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq
Aug 07Jun 08Anti-Terrorism Branch Chief/Provost Marshal, Joint Force Headquarters, Massachusetts National Guard, Milford, Massachusetts
Sep 06Aug 07Provost Marshal, Joint Force Headquarters, Massachusetts National Guard, Milford, Massachusetts
Feb 06Aug 06Executive Officer, 211th Military Police Battalion, Lexington, Massachusetts
Jan 04Jan 06Operations Officer (S-3), 211th Military Police Battalion, Lexington, Massachusetts
Aug 03Jan 04Brigade Logistics Officer (S-4), 51st Troop Command, Reading, Massachusetts
Jun 02Aug 03Commander, 772nd Military Police Company, Taunton, Massachusetts and OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, Kabul, Afghanistan
Mar 01Jun 02Logistics Officer (S-4), 211th Military Police Battalion, Lexington, Massachusetts
Dec 97Mar 01Commander, 972nd Military Police Company, Melrose, Massachusetts
Sep 96Dec 97Rear Battle Plans Officer, Headquarters Detachment, 211th Military Police Battalion, West Newton, Massachusetts
Dec 95Aug 96Rear Battle Plans Officer, Headquarters Detachment, 685th Military Police Battalion, West Newton, Massachusetts
Sep 95Nov 95Law-Order Operations Officer, Headquarters Detachment, 685th Military Police Battalion, West Newton, Massachusetts
Dec 94Sep 95Platoon Leader, 972nd Military Police Company, Melrose, Massachusetts
Jan 90Nov 94Platoon Leader, 972nd Military Police Company, West Newton, Massachusetts and OPERATION DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM, Kuwait/Iraq
Jul 89Jan 90Platoon Leader, Company C, 1st Battalion, 182nd Infantry Regiment, Braintree, Massachusetts


SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTSDATEGRADE
Commander, Headquarters, 26th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Natick, Massachusetts; dual-hatted, Homeland Response Force, FEMA Region 1, Natick, MassachusettsSep 14 - Dec 15Colonel


SUMMARY OF OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTSDATEGRADE
Deputy Commanding General (FWD), 101st Airborne Division (AASLT), Commander, Task Force Southeast, AP Lightning, USFOR-A, OPERATION FREEDOM'S SENTINEL, AfghanistanFeb 18 - Dec 18Brigadier General
Commander, Security Force Assistance Advisor Team, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT), RC-East, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, AfghanistanDec 12 - Aug 13Colonel
Commander, Headquarters, 211th Military Police Battalion, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, IraqJul 09 - Jun 10Lieutenant Colonel
Commander, 772nd Military Police Company, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, Kabul, AfghanistanJul 02 - Mar 03Captain
Platoon Leader, 972nd Military Police Company, OPERATION DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM, Kuwait/IraqJan 91 - May 91First Lieutenant


US DECORATIONS AND BADGES
Army Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal (with "C" Device)
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Commendation Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Southwest Asia Service Medal (with 3 Bronze Service Stars)
Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Iraq Campaign Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Gold Hourglass, "M" Device and Numeral 2)
Army Service Ribbon
Army Overseas Service Ribbon
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Government of Kuwait)
Combat Action Badge

CIVILIAN OCCUPATION
Massachusetts State Police (Retired), Division of Homeland Security and Protection, FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, Boston, Massachusetts. Detective Sergeant assigned to interagency task force comprised of state, local, and federal law enforcement tasked with monitoring, investigation, and disruption of terrorism-related activity in the Greater Boston and wider New England area.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Association of the United States Army (AUSA)
National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS)
National Guard Association of Massachusetts (NGAMA)
101st Airborne Division Association, Life Member
Association of the First Corps of Cadets (AFCC)
American Legion
Veterans of Foreign Wars
State Police Association of Massachusetts

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2012, National Security Fellow- Harvard Kennedy School
2016, National Security Fellow - Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
2017, Senior Executive Fellow - Harvard Kennedy School

Main Conference Day 2

Friday, May 29th, 2020

11:15 AM Understanding Army National Guard's Role in the GCV Community

As a major component of the reserve force for the United States Armed Forces, the Army National Guard plays an important role in guiding our Soldiers that will in turn assist GCV operations.

- ANG operations to bolster US Army ground combat vehicle mission success
- Enabling future GCV mission sets: necessary needs
- ANG GCV priorities of interest

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Major General Richard.

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