Fort Leonard Wood

Deputy to the Commanding General

Dr. Rebecca Johnson

Dr. Nola Rebecca Johnson received her primary and secondary education mostly overseas until her father retired from the U.S. Navy. Dr. Johnson received her Bachelor of Science degree in Ceramic Engineering, and a Master and Doctorate degree in Engineering Management and a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the U.S. Army War College, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Johnson has worked in various assignments at the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence since 1987. She worked for the Directorate of Combat Developments from 1987 to 1992, supporting the developmental work of several systems. In 1993, she transferred to the Directorate of Training where she worked for the Department of Combat Engineering as the Chief of the Bridging Division, supervising training for the bridging courses given to the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses and the Noncommissioned Officer Courses. After spending two years as Chief of the Bridging Division, Dr. Johnson was assigned as the Chief of Combat Engineering for the Department of Tactics, Leadership, and Engineering, where she was responsible for developing and executing training programs for combat engineer officers in the areas of mines, countermine, demolitions and bridging. She was then assigned to the Engineering and Environmental Division in 1997, with responsibility for bridging and construction worked for the Directorate of Combat Developments from 1987 to 1992, supporting the developmental work of several systems. In 1993, she transferred to the Directorate of Training where she worked for the Department of Combat Engineering as the Chief of the Bridging Division, supervising training for the bridging courses given to the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses and the Noncommissioned Officer Courses. After spending two years as Chief of the Bridging Division, Dr. Johnson was assigned as the Chief of Combat Engineering for the Department of Tactics, Leadership, and Engineering, where she was responsible for developing and executing training programs for combat engineer officers in the areas of mines, countermine, demolitions and bridging. She was then assigned to the Engineering and Environmental Division in 1997, with responsibility for bridging and construction engineering, in addition to providing oversight for the Environmental Integration Program. In 1999, Dr. Johnson was assigned as the Director of the Department of Instruction, responsible for engineer officer training; and in 2003, the Director for the Directorate of Environmental Integration, responsible for the integration of environmental programs across doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, and facilities. More recently, in 2006 Dr. Johnson was selected to attend the U.S Army War College and following graduation in July 2007 served as the Director of Program Management and Integration. Dr. Johnson is currently the Deputy to the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence.

Dr. Johnson's awards include the Superior Civilian Award, the Commander's Award for Civilian Service, the Army Engineer Association Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal, and performance awards and letters of commendation.

Living her life for God and spending time with her family are her greatest joy. The Johnsons live on a farm where Dr. Johnson spends time working on her flower gardens - or more accurately - pulling weeds.

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