Major General John P. Johnson
Maj. Gen. John P. “Pete” Johnson assumed command of the U.S. Army Training Center and Fort Jackson as the 50th Commander on 24 June, 2016. Prior to arriving at Fort Jackson, Maj. Gen. Johnson served as the Director of Training, G-3/5/7 in Washington, D.C. Maj. Gen. Johnson was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Infantry upon graduation with a bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy in 1985. He also holds a master’s degree in Operational Analysis from the Naval Post Graduate School and a master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the Army War College. Throughout his military career, Maj. Gen. Johnson has served in principal staff leadership positions, joint service positions and has commanded troops from Company-level through Brigade and Combined Joint Task Force-level, including several combat tours during Operations Enduring/Iraqi Freedom in Afghanistan and Iraq, Operation Provide Comfort, Iraq and Operation Just Cause, Panama.
Maj. Gen. Johnson’s command assignments include: Deputy Commanding General for Operations, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Commander, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky and Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan; Commander, Combined Joint Task Force Currahee, consisting of over 5,000 American, Czech, and Polish service member’s deployed in support of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force, Afghanistan with a 25K square mile area of responsibility spanning several Afghan provinces that was roughly the size of West Virginia; Commander, 3rd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq; Commander, C Company, 3rd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, Vicenza, Italy.
Maj. Gen. Johnson’s principal and joint staff assignments include Director of Training, G-3/5/7, United States Army, Washington, DC; Executive Officer to the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, United States Army, Washington, DC; Division G-3, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Special Operations Officer, Joint Special Operations Command, Operation Fervent Archer, Bosnia and Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan and during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq.
His awards, decorations and military qualification badges include: Distinguished Service Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster); Legion of Merit (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters); Bronze Star Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters); Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters); Joint Service Commendation Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters); Army Commendation Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster); Army Achievement Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster); Combat Infantryman Badge (with 1 Star); Expert Infantryman Badge; Pathfinder Badge; Ranger Tab; Army Staff Identification Badge; Master Parachutist Badge (with Combat Jump Bronze Star).
Major General Johnson is married and has three children.