Dr. Bjorn Johnson, Lcdr (Ret.), USN Assistant Director Bjorn enlisted in the Navy out of High School. After attending Boot Camp in Great Lakes he was assigned as a maintenance detachment technician at Assault Craft Unit-5 completing three Western Pacific Deployments with the 11th, 13th and 15th Marine Expeditionary Units. The latter part of Bjorn's 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. 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.
Bjorn's passions are alpine mountaineering and rock climbing, spending 35+ years pursuing adventure. He continues his climbing throughout the Sierras and Southern California as well as bagging 14ers in Colorado and he is schedule to participate in a Denali Expedition May of 2021 to kick off his Seven Summits bid. Bjorn leads TBA's mountaineering and climbing events, taking vets outside to work through climbing and hiking problems to help recenter and find singular focus on a subject in order to quiet the mind and noise of normal life.