KELLY M. JOHNSON
LIEUTENANT COLONEL, USMC
LtCol Johnson is a Virginia native and graduated from Virginia Polytechnic and State University in May, 2001 with a B.S. Degree in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise.
LtCol Johnson attended Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Virginia and received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps in August, 2001. LtCol Johnson completed The Basic School in May, 2002 and received orders to Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron-28 at Cherry Point, North Carolina. There he served from 2002 to 2005 as the ground supply and fiscal officer and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After redeploying, LtCol Johnson attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California from 2005 to 2006, where he earned his MBA specializing in Material Logistics Support.
From 2007 to 2010, LtCol Johnson served as Logistics Capabilities Analyst for Marine Corps Combat Development Command in Quantico, Virginia. Following this tour of duty, he transitioned to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina where he deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as Supply Company Executive Officer, 2d Maintenance Battalion (Forward). Upon redeployment to Camp Lejeune, LtCol Johnson served as 2d Supply Battalion Executive Officer from 2011 to 2012.
From 2012 to 2013, LtCol Johnson completed his tour at Camp Lejeune as the Operations Officer for Combat Logistics Regiment Twenty-Five. He then attended the Marine Corps Command and Staff College in Quantico, Virginia. Following graduation in June, 2014, LtCol Johnson received orders to the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) where he served as SAPRO’s Military Victim Assistance Officer from 2014 to 2016.
In September 2015, LtCol Johnson was selected as the Executive Officer of the Carnegie Mellon University Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Unit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he currently serves.
LtCol Johnson’s awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Joint Meritorious Unit Award.