Lt. Col. David A. Johnson
McDonald Army Health Center
Lieutenant Colonel (Lt. Col.) David A. Johnson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Tuskegee University where he was a distinguished military graduate and earned his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps on December 20, 1992. He also has a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Baylor University.
Lt. Col. Johnson initially served as the Chief, Clinical Support Division and later as the Deputy Chief, Patient Administration Division at the USA MEDDAC, Fort Belvoir. He PCS’d to Fort Lewis, WA and performed as a platoon leader and company executive officer with the 514thMedical Company. He later became the S-4 for the 47th Combat Support Hospital. Leaving Fort Lewis in 1998, Lt. Col. Johnson took the detachment command at the Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, in Natick, MA.
In 2000, the Army Medical Department selected him to attend the Army-Baylor Masters in Healthcare Administration Program at Fort Sam Houston, TX. Upon completing the didactic phase of the program in 2001, Lt. Col. Johnson served as the Administrative Resident at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC). Completing his administrative residency in 2002, Lt. Col. Johnson was awarded his Masters in Healthcare Administration degree from Baylor University. While still at Landstuhl, he assumed the duties of executive officer for the Department of Outlying Health Clinics. Before departing LRMC, Lt. Col. Johnson functioned as the operations officer for the Deployed Warrior Medical Management Center (DWMMC). This section managed all patients evacuated from the CENTCOM Theater of Area of Operations while they received care at LRMC.
Lt. Col. Johnson departed LRMC to serve as the executive officer for the North Atlantic Regional Dental Command. While in this position, he was selected to serve as the executive assistant to the Deputy Army Surgeon General and later to the Acting Army Surgeon General. Serving in this position for 18 months, Lt. Col. Johnson was next selected to serve as the Chief, Managed Care at the US Army MEDDAC, Fort Belvoir.
In 2009, Lt. Col. Johnson was chosen to serve as the Deputy Commander for Administration to the US Army MEDDAC, Fort Monmouth, NJ. He served there until July 2011 when he was selected as the commander, U.S. Army Support Element, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Fort Belvoir VA. He is currently the Deputy Commander for Administration for McDonald Army Health Center, Fort Eustis, VA.
Lt. Col. Johnson possesses the Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, and the Overseas Service Ribbon. He also has the Army Meritorious Unit Commendation and the Army Superior Unit Award. Lt. Col. Johnson earned the Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, the coveted Expert Field Medical Badge and the Army Staff Identification Badge. Lt. Col. Johnson is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated.