Lieutenant General (Retired) John D. (JD) Johnson, served in the U.S. Army for 38-years. While serving in the Army, he held numerous senior command and staff positions. He served as the Deputy Commanding General for the U.S. Army I Corps and Deputy Commanding General for Operations of Multinational Corps-Iraq between August 2008 and November 2010. He served as the Eighth U.S. Army Commander and Chief of Staff for U.S. Forces-Korea from November 2010 to June 2013. JD served in key staff positions on The Joint Staff, the Army Staff, and the U.S. Army Installation Management Command. He also served in multiple combined and joint assignments, including during multiple overseas assignments in Germany, Korea, and Iraq.
He culminated his career as the Director of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and various campaign and unit awards.
JD is currently Vice President of U.S. Business Development for Army and Special Operations Forces Programs at Raytheon. JD is also a member of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), the Military Officers’ Association of America (MOAA), and numerous unit associations.
He is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and graduated from the Virginia Military Institute with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. JD also earned a Master’s degree in Military Art and Science from the U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies, and a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.
JD is a member of the Board of Directors, and Secretary for the Korean Defense Veterans Association. JD and his wife Cheryl live in Ashburn, Virginia.