Army G–1

Leader Biography

SGM Derek Johnson
Deputy Chief of Staff Personnel G-1 SGM

SGM Derek Johnson - Deputy Chief of Staff Personnel G-1 SGM

SGM Derek D. Johnson, native of Fort Worth, Texas joined the United States Army in Jun 1989 three weeks after graduating from Polytechnic High School, Fort Worth, Texas as a Personnel Administration Specialist.

Sergeant Major Johnsonís has held many positions and assignments to include: Personnel Management Specialist, Headquarters G1, Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Chaffee/LRAFB, AR; Strength Management Branch NCO, Joint Readiness Training Center & Ft. Polk, LA; Personnel Administrative Sergeant, Warrior Brigade; Personnel Service Sergeant, 5th Maintenance Company, 51st Maintenance Battalion, Kaiserslautern Germany; SIDPERS NCOIC, Customer Service Sergeant, Senior Personnel NCO, A CO, Soldier Support Battalion, 82d Division; Senior Personnel NCO, Battalion S1 NCOIC, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Battalion; BCT S1 NCOIC, 504th Brigade Combat Team; First Sergeant, 82d Replacement Detachment, Fort Bragg, NC; BCT S1 NCOIC, Senior Human Resources NCO, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, AK; Adjutant Sergeant Major, HQ Forces Command, Fort McPherson, GA and G1 Sergeant Major, HQ FORSCOM, Fort Bragg, NC.

Sergeant Major Johnsonís military education includes: Warrior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, First Sergeant Course, Combat Life Savers Course, Command Sergeant Major/Sergeant Major Force Management Course, and United States Army Sergeants Major Resident Course.

His military decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and NCO Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral 4, Overseas Service Ribbon, and Global War on Terrorism Medal, Horatio Gates Bronze Medal, Combat Action Badge, Canadian Jump Wings and Airborne Badge.

Sergeant Major Johnson military and civilian education includes; Sergeant Major Academy Graduate, MBA in Business Administration with a concentration of Military Operations from Trident University.