Dr. Bjorn Johnson, Lcdr (Ret.), USN Assistant Director Dr. Johnson enlisted in the Navy out of High School. After attending Boot Camp in Great Lakes he completed the Hull Maintenance “A” School and transferred to the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) as a Hull Technician. Following General Maintenance Welder “C” School, he was assigned to the USS Harry W. Hill (DD-986) in Repair Division. After decommissioning the Harry W. Hill he was assigned as a maintenance detachment technician at Assault Craft Unit-5 completing three Wester Pacific Deployments with the 11th, 13th and 15th Marine Expeditionary Force. From ACU-5 he wah accepted into the Enlisted Commissioning Program and received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from San Diego State University before heading to USS Avenger (MCM-1) as the Electrical Officer. After qualifying Surface Warfare Officer, he transferred to CDS-50 Bahrain wear he was the onsite engineer for both Iraqi oil terminals spending seventeen months in country securing and rebuilding critical oil infrastructure. The latter part of Dr. Johnson career was spent at the I Marine Expeditionary Force where, after completing jump school and Expeditionary Warfare School, he served as Fire Support Team Leader, Air Officer, UAV program coordinator and FAC/JTAC. He has completed 14 deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan participating in combat operations in both theaters. He has completed a Master of Science in Computer Science from National University and a Doctorate of Computer Science from Colorado Technical University. His personal awards include the Navy Commendation Medal (3), Navy Achievement Medal (8), Good Conduct Medal (2), Expert Pistol, Expert Rifle, and various campaign medals including Global War on Terrorism, Iraqi Campaign, and Armed Forces Expeditionary. After retiring from the Navy with 22 years of service, Dr. Johnson opened and operates his own family hedge fund and an inspection and remediation services company.