Derek D. Johnson was born in Fort Worth, Texas joined the United States Army as a Personnel Administration Specialist which today is known as a Human Resource Specialist.
He’s currently serving as a Human Capital Consultant, Strategy, and Organizational Development for LMI (Logistics Management Institute).
Just recently he held the position as the Deputy Chief of Staff G1 Sergeant Major of the United States Army. He’s responsible for policies that impact the total Army on Leader Development, Professional development, recruiting, workforce management, organizational change management, and Talent Management/Acquisition as the senior enlisted Human Resource Professional. He’s held multiple assignments and key leadership positions in HR from the direct to the strategic levels of the Army.
Most notable programs responsible for the Army today.
Implementation of the Army’s Credentialing Assistance Program: Allowing every service member to signup up for a license/credential that will contribute to Total Army readiness, support Soldiers’ professional development, retain quality Soldiers, and prepare Soldiers for meaningful employment upon transition from military service.
Changing of the Army DA Centralized Promotion to Talent Assessment Boards process: Moving from a 50-year-old process to focus on Talent Management that will facilitate the accomplishment of the Army’s strategic objectives to improve readiness and sustain a workforce of trusted professionals by employing NCOs to the maximum effect while mitigating a mismatch of people and requirements.
Derek has been stationed in Louisiana, Germany, North Carolina, Alaska, Georgia, and Washington DC. He has attended and completed many schools to include the Executive Leaders Course, United States Army Sergeants Major Resident Course, Force Management Course, and Master Resilience Training.
He received his MBA in Business Administration from Trident University, Master Resilient Training qualification, and Six Sigma Green Belt. He’s been deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq in which he received recognition for meritorious service and awarded the Bronze Star Medal. Upon retirement from the military, he received the Distinguished Service Medal.
Derek is an active member in the community, church, mentorship programs and enjoys giving back. He currently lives in Alexandria Virginia, Fairfax county. A proud father of four Jasmine, Octavia, Christine, and Derek Jr. He’s happily married to Ivey Johnson.