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BRIGADIER GENERAL WENDY K. JOHNSON

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Brig. Gen. Wendy K. Johnson is the Assistant Adjutant General – Air, Nebraska National Guard. She is responsible to The Adjutant General for leadership, management and command and control of Nebraska Air National Guard units to support both federal and state missions.

Brig. Gen. Johnson also serves in a dual-hat assignment as Air National Guard Assistant to the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The center is responsible for the total life cycle management for aircraft, engines, munitions, electronic, computer, network, cyber and agile combat support systems.

Brig. Gen. Johnson was commissioned in 1988 at the Academy of Military Science, McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tennessee. Her assignments include command at the flight, squadron and group levels. Her deployment history includes multiple deployments as a logistics readiness officer. She also deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as Deputy Air Reserve Component Advisor for Air Force Central Command, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, and in support of Operation Unified Protector as the 313th Air Expeditionary Wing’s Mission Support Group Commander, Moron Air Base, Spain. Prior to her current position, she was the Director, Joint Staff for the Nebraska National Guard, Lincoln, Nebraska.

EDUCATION
1993 Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
1996 Squadron Officers School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2001 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2001 Master of Science, Military Operational Art & Science, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2005 Masters of Library Science, Library & Information Science, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kan.
2006 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2006 Master of Science, Strategic Studies, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2011 Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2011 Joint Task Force Commander Training Course, U.S. Northern Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
2014 Reserve Component National Security Course, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2015 Dual Status Commander Training Course, U.S. Northern Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
2016 Defense Support of Civil Authorities, U.S. Northern Command, Fort Eustis, Va.
2016 Senior Executives in National and International Security, Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education, Cambridge, Mass.
2019 Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, National Security Management Course, Syracuse, N.Y.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 1988–September 1988, Student, Academy of Military Science, Knoxville, Tenn.
2. September 1988–August 1990, Equal Opportunity Officer, 155th Mission Support Squadron, Nebraska Air National Guard, Lincoln, Neb.
3. August 1990–June 1993, Chief, Social Actions Branch, 155th Tactical Reconnaissance Group, Nebraska Air National Guard, Lincoln, Neb.
4. June 1993–March 1995, Commander, Services Flight, 155th Support Group, Nebraska Air National Guard, Lincoln, Neb.
5. March 1995–July 2000, Logistics Plans Officer, 155th Air Refueling Wing, Nebraska Air National Guard, Lincoln, Neb. (August 1996–September 1996, Logistics Plans Officer, Operation Decisive Endeavor, Det 1, 4190th Wing (P), Pisa, Italy; April 1997–June 1997, Logistics Plans Officer, Operation Deliberate Guard, 774th Expeditionary Air Base Group, Istres, France; November 1997-January 1998, Logistics Plans Officer, Operation Northern Watch, 39th Air Expeditionary Wing/90th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, Incirlik, Turkey; January-March 1999, Logistics Plans Officer, Operation Deliberate Forge, 774th Expeditionary Air Base Group, Istres, France)
6. August 2000–June 2001, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
7. June 2001–September 2003, Logistics Plans Officer, 155th Air Refueling Wing, Nebraska Air National Guard, Lincoln, Neb. (October 2003, Logistics Plans Officer, Operation Joint Forge, 774th Expeditionary Air Base Group, Istres, France; March 2002–May 2002, Logistics Plans Officer, Operation Enduring Freedom, 155th AEG Tanker Detachment, Moron, Spain)
8. September 2003–January 2004, Logistics Readiness Officer, 155th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Nebraska Air National Guard, Lincoln, Neb.
9. January 2004–July 2005, Commander, 155th Mission Support Flight, Nebraska Air National Guard, Lincoln, Neb. (October–December 2004, Logistics Plans Officer, Operation Enduring Freedom, 39th ABG, Incirlik, Turkey)
10. July 2005–June 2006, Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
11. June 2006–November 2007, Commander, 155th Mission Support Flight, Nebraska Air National Guard, Lincoln, Neb.
12. December 2007–April 2008, Deputy Air Reserve Component Advisor, USAFCENT, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar
13. April 2008–June 2009, Executive Officer, 155th Air Refueling Wing, Nebraska Air National Guard, Lincoln, Neb.
14. July 2009–February 2010, Commander, 155th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Nebraska Air National Guard, Lincoln, Neb.
15. February 2010–October 2014, Commander, 155th Mission Support Group, Nebraska Air National Guard, Lincoln, Neb. (March 2011–May 2011, Logistics Plans Officer, Operations Odyssey Dawn & Unified Protector, 313th Air Expeditionary Wing, Moron, Spain)
16. October 2014–September 2015, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff – (NE), Joint Force Headquarters, Lincoln, Neb.
17. October 2015–March 2016, Chief of Staff – (NE), Joint Force Headquarters, Lincoln, Neb.
18. April 2016–June 2018, Director, Joint Staff – (NE), Joint Force Headquarters, Lincoln, Neb.; dual-hatted, August 2017–April 2020, Air National Guard Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va.
19. June 2018–April 2020, Assistant Adjutant General-Air – (NE), Joint Force Headquarters, Lincoln, Nebraska; dual-hatted, August 2017 – April 2020, Air National Guard Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va.
20. May 2020–present, Assistant Adjutant General-Air – (NE), Joint Force Headquarters, Lincoln, Nebraska; dual-hatted, May 2020 – Present, Air National Guard Assistant to the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Army Achievement Medal
Air Reserve Meritorious Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal with bronze star
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Air & Space Campaign Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold border and oak leaf cluster
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 10 ‘M’ devices and gold hour glass
NATO Medal

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
National Guard Association of the United States, life member
National Guard Association of Nebraska, member & past president
Air Force Association, member
Veterans of Foreign Wars, member
American Legion, member
Military Officers Association of America, member
Nebraska National Guard Museum & Historical Society, board member
Nebraska National Guard Foundation, secretary
Nebraska Literary Heritage Association, board member & past president

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Sept. 22, 1988
First Lieutenant Oct. 5, 1990
Captain Nov. 17, 1992
Major March 17, 1998
Lieutenant Colonel Jan. 30, 2004
Colonel March 15, 2010
Brigadier General April 1, 2016

(Current as of September 2020)

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