Brigadier General Leon Johnson

Leon Johnson retired from the U.S. Air Force with the rank of Brigadier General after 33 years of service. During his AF Career, General Johnson commanded a fighter squadron, fighter group, was the Vice Commander of 10th Air Force at the Joint Reserve Base in Ft. Worth, TX and served as Mobilization Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force and Director Operations at Air Education and Training Command.

A command pilot with over 3500 hours of military flying time in the T-37 trainer, A-37 and A-10 fighter aircraft including missions over Bosnia in support of Operation Deny Flight. Following the events of 9/11, the general served as a Director of the Air Force Crisis Action Team in Pentagon.

General Johnson retired from United Parcel Service (UPS) after nearly 20 years of service. During his time with UPS, he served as the Flight Operations Employment Manager, A300 Training Manager and concluded his career working on a special project as the Manager of Airline Manuals. At UPS, he flew the B727 and the A300-600 aircraft. Prior to UPS, he worked for Trans World Manuals as a line pilot and Pilot Hiring Manager, Flying the B727 aircraft. At both airlines, he amassed over 3500 hours of flight time.

In December 2013 the General concluded a six-year appointed as a member of the US National Academies of Science and Engineering, Naval Studies Board. During that time he participated on five research studies and is currently involved in a U.S. Army sponsored study on logistics.

In 2011 General Johnson was awarded a Doctorate in Humane Letters by Tuskegee University. In November 2011, he received an appointment by the Secretary of the Air Force to the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Board of Governors, the senior policy making body for CAS as established by Public Law.

In 2009 General Johnson was selected as a Trustee of the U.S. Air Force Academy Falcon Foundation. In November 2013 he was appointed to serve as a Governing Trustee of the Falcon Foundation.

General Johnson is a member of several organizations including the Air Force Association, Military Officers Association of America, Military Order of World Wars, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Reserve Office Association, League of United Latin American Citizens, Women in Aviation, Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals, founding member of International Black Aerospace Council, Inc., and Tuskegee Airmen, Incorporated. General Johnson was elected to his second two-year term as the Tuskegee Airmen, Incorporated National President in August of 2012.

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