Los Angeles, CA, July 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Operation Gratitude is pleased to announce that Major General James C. Johnson, U.S. Air Force (ret.), a highly accomplished senior executive with extensive leadership experience in strategic planning, operations, logistics, talent management, and human resilience, has been named as the organization's Chief Executive Officer.
In his role as CEO, effective August 23, 2021, Major General Johnson will oversee the day-to-day operations of the organization and work closely with the Board to develop and implement a strategic plan to provide opportunities for all Americans to express their appreciation to those who serve, and to expand volunteerism nationwide.
Major General Johnson is currently serving in the Department of Defense as a Highly Qualified Expert for the Secretary of Defense-chartered Independent Review Commission on Sexual Assault in the Military. James is also an independent consultant, providing services based on his portfolio of experiences, and serves on the Board of Directors for The Flag and General Officer Network, a non-profit veteran corporation of admirals and general officers, dedicated to personal and professional growth and service to the nation.
Previously, James served over 30 years in the United States military with assignments at the squadron, wing, major command, headquarters Air Force, and joint command levels. During his military service, he served, among many other appointments, as the Pope Air Force Base Commander, as the AFRICOM Director for Logistics and as Commander of the Air Force Recruiting Service, charged with the annual recruitment of 28,000 airmen. Subsequently, he established the Directorate for Integrated Human Resilience and stood-up Task Force True North to ensure the physical and emotional well-being of 600,000 Airmen, while also improving their ability to detect, navigate and adapt to stress.
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