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Derek Johnson

Board Member & US Army Sergeant Major (Ret.)

Derek D. Johnson Sr. has a master’s degree in Business Administration from Trident University and is formerly the United States Army, Deputy Chief of Staff G1 Sergeant Major. He oversaw complex divisions and directorates of the Army; Ready and Resiliency Directorate, Army SHARP, Director of Military Personnel Management, and Army Civilian Human Resources Agency. Most notably known for his collaboration with the Implementation of the Army’s Credentialing Assistance Program.  The program allowed every service member to signup up for a license and credential that will contribute to Total Army readiness, support Soldiers’ professional development, retain skilled people, and prepare Soldiers for meaningful employment upon transition from military service. Also, he led and spearheaded the Army in automating the Meal Card Management System to improve the efficiency, accountability, and audibility of the program by transitioning to a modernized system and process using an Army Food Management Information System.

He is a 2022 United States Army Adjutant General Hall of Famer and Distinguished Member of the Adjutant General Regiment for his commitment, both professionally and personally, to enhancing the professional development and continues to be an advocate for our military, veterans, and families.