CSM Joe E. Johnson

Command Sergeant Major Joe Johnson is a native of Elizabethtown, NC and a graduate of the U.S Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 68). He holds a Master of Science in Management and a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College, Albany, New York.
He entered the Army in May 1996 as a Chemical Operations Specialist. CSM Johnson has served in a variety of assignments and held positions in USASOC, FORSCOM, JSOC, and TRADOC. His leadership assignments include Command Sergeant Major (110th CBRN Battalion, JBLM, WA), First Sergeant of the 92nd CBRN Company, FT Stewart, GA, Tech Escort Team Sergeant (C Co, 22nd Chemical Battalion, Edgewood Arsenal, MD), Document Media/Exploitation NCOIC (Joint Special Operations Command Iraq), Senior Drill Sergeant Leader (MsCOE Drill Sergeant School, Fort Leonard Wood, MO), Small Group Leader (8th Army NCO Academy, Camp Jackson, Korea), and a Senior Parachutist on the Headquarters, 82nd Airborne Division, US Army Special Operation Command, and 1st Special Forces Command Jumpmaster Teams.
His key staff assignments include CBRN SGM (82nd Airborne Division, Ft Bragg, NC), CBRN Operations NCO (US Army Special Operations Command, Ft Bragg, NC), CBRN Operations NCO (1st Special Forces Command, Ft Bragg, NC), CBRN Staff NCO (1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, Stuttgart Germany), and Task Force Operations NCO (Combined Special Operations Task Force-10, Kabul, Afganistan).
CSM Johnson has completed the following courses: Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic NCO Course, Air Assault, Radiological Safety, Total Army Instructor, Small Group Instructor Course, Drill Sergeant School, Small Group Instructor Training Course, Advanced NCO Course, Combatives Level 1, Unit Prevention Leader, Technical Escort, Defense Package HAZMAT Transportation, Gryphon Group Mobile Force Protection, Combatives Level 2, Combatives Level 3, Tactical Combat Casualty Care, Airborne, Company Commanders/First Sergeant Course, USASOC Jumpmaster Course, Battle Staff, Master Resilience, and Battalion Pre-Command Course.
His Awards and decoration include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (w/4OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (w/4OLC), Army Achievement Medal (w/5OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (7th award), National Defense Service Medal (w/1 BSS), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (w/1 BSS), Iraqi Campaign Medal (w/1 BSS), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (Numeral 3 ), International Security Assistance Force NATO Medal, Drill Sergeant Badge, US Army Senior Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, German Parachutist Badge, Canadian Parachutist Badge, Royal Netherlands Parachutist Badge, Singapore Parachutist Badge, Special Operations Support Identifier, and has been awarded the prestigious Order of the Dragon.
CSM Johnson wears the 1st Special Forces Command Combat Patch as his shoulder sleeve insignia-former wartime service.