Dr. George Johnson MD
Dr. George Johnson is a board certified preventive medicine physician with 28 years of experience in aerospace medicine, public health, deployment medicine, human performance optimization and health care policy. He retired as a highly decorated Air Force Colonel after 27 years of service. His decorations include the Defense Superior Service medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and the Meritorious Service Medal with 5 oak leaf clusters. Dr. Johnson frequently deployed to defend the United States including deployments to Southwest Asia in 1991 in support of Operation DESERT STORM, and in 2004 in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM. During his Air Force Career, Dr Johnson worked as a flight surgeon, an instructor at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, a squadron commander, a group commander and a deputy medical center commander. Dr. Johnson culminated his career as the Director of Force Readiness and Health Assurance, Force Health Protection and Readiness Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. In this position he was directly responsible for the health and medical support of all military members in deployed environments and contingency operations. He coordinated policies and directives with senior health care leaders in the three services, the Coast Guard, the reserve component, Veterans Affairs, and the civilian community. He also worked with allied partners to coordinate reciprocal healthcare agreements, and allow data collection/sharing. He analyzed laws, policies and directives and reported activities to congressional committees. Col. Johnson was born in Pleasant Hill, California. He has been married to Lynne Johnson for over 30 years and has 2 daughters, Rebecca and Courtney.