Committee Member

Major General (Retired) Ronald L. Johnson, USA
Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services

Other Positions /
Employment /
Community Involvement

  • Professor, H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Faculty Leadership Fellow, Georgia Tech
  • Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Fellow
  • Faculty Senator
  • Trustee, U.S. Army War College Foundation
  • Senior Vice President, Referee Operations, National Basketball Association
  • Advisor to the Board, GuideOn Inc. and Engineering Systems, Inc.
  • Advisor to CEO, Purepost
  • National Trustee, Boys and Girls Club of America
  • Advisor, Thayer Leadership Development Group
  • Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumnus at Georgia Tech
  • Distinguished Lecturer, Vecellio Distinguished Lecture Series, Virginia Tech
  • Board of Directors, Leave No Veteran Behind
  • National Workforce Solutions Advisory Board
  • Goodwill Industries International
  • Executive Advisory Council, Mission Readiness/Council For A Strong America
  • Trustee, Georgia Tech Foundation
  • Georgia Tech Alumni Association

Prior Military Service
or Affiliation

  • Retired from the U.S. Army after 32 years
  • Deputy Commanding General and Deputy Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Commanding General/Director U.S. Army IMA

Highest Education

  • Georgia Institute of Technology - Master of Science in Operations Research and Systems Analysis – Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • School of Advanced Military Studies, Master of Science in Strategic Planning and Theater Operations
  • U.S. Army War College Fellow, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
  • U.S. Military Academy, Bachelor of Science, Concentration in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics

Achievements /
Awards /

  • 2019 Georgia Tech Joseph Mayo Pettit Distinguished Service Award
  • 2019 Black Engineer of the Year College Educator of the Year
  • 2017 Georgia Tech Black Alumni Organization Trailblazer Award
  • 2008 Black Engineer of the Year Award Lifetime Achievement
  • 2007 Blacks in Government Leadership Excellence Award
  • 2003 Black Engineer of the Year Award for Professional Achievement in Government Service
  • Distinguished Service Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Bronze Star, Legion of Merit (with four Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Combat Action Badge; Parachutist Badge; Air Assault Badge

MG Ronald Johnson, Army, Retired