National Guard's Role in Emergencies
Sunday May 22, 4 pm, Building 3, Ballroom
Major General Scott Johnson, Commander - 40th Infantry Division, California Army National Guard
Summary: In 2005, MG Johnson commanded California National Guard's joint task force sent in response to Hurricane Katrina. In addition to sharing personal reflections of this deployment to a national emergency, he will discuss lessons learned that can be applied to emergencies of the future. He will discuss specifically the role of the 40th Infantry Division being prepared for local, regional, national, and international emergencies. Additionally, he will talk about the overall role of the National Guard in preparing for and responding to domestic emergencies in support of civilian authorities.
About the Speaker: Major General (MG) Scott Johnson, Commander - 40th Infantry Division, California Army National Guard. The 40th Infantry Division (ID), headquartered at Los Alamitos, CA, recruits, trains, and deploys Soldiers for both State and Federal missions. MG Johnson has been Commander of the 40th ID since June 2009. His military career spans 36 years, having started military service by completing Army Basic Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, in 1975. He received his officer commission through the ROTC Program in 1977. As a Combat Engineer Officer he has served at all levels of command through brigade. As a Colonel, he commanded CA National Guard's Task Force sent in response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He holds a Bachelors and a Masters degree. MG Johnson resides in Mountain View, CA, where for full-time work he is a fundraising consultant, providing financial development services to a variety of non-profit organizations in the San Francisco Bay area.