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Mike Johnson

Col. Mike Johnson is a 1976 graduate of Science Hill and retired as the Science Hill JROTC instructor in 2019. Johnson received his first military experience as an Army Junior ROTC cadet at Science Hill and went on to a decorated military career earning such distinctions as the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star. During his time in the military, Johnson was selected to serve as the military representative on multiple government negotiating teams focused on U.S. policy toward North Korea, including negotiations related to nuclear nonproliferation, cease-fire agreements and the return of fallen soldiers. For a time during his active-duty career, Johnson even directed the Army’s 1,400 Junior ROTC programs, consisting of roughly 280,000 cadets and 4,000 instructors. While Colonel Johnson got his feet wet at Science Hill as a young cadet, he returned to his alma mater to raise the JROTC program to the highest of standards. The group was often recognized for their many accomplishments thanks to Colonel Johnson’s leadership, including being named an Honor Unit with Distinction,  the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a JROTC battalion before Johnson’s retirement in 2019.