VicePresident of Strategic Development & Operations
John Johnson’s primary roles are to identify, qualify, and close on new business opportunities; expand business with current customers; and align business pursuits with the Alliance’s strategic goals and core values.
With 20 years of military experience and over 18 years in USG and private sector contracting, John is a talented security and internationally attuned professional with a strong skill set in leadership, operations, management, and training. Almost all of his private sector work experience has been in the canine services sector, where he served in various roles, including Vice President of Operations and Strategic Development for one of the largest canine detection service providers in the world.
During his 20-year military career, John served with the U.S. Army 3rd and 5th Special Forces Groups, culminating with a three-year assignment at the U.S. Special Operations Command Central (SOCCENT) headquarters at MacDill, Air Force Base, FL. John is a Gulf War veteran. In recognition of his service and valor, his awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, and Department of State Superior Honor Award.
While serving in the military, John earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Saint Leo University and holds a Master Certificate in Applied Project Management from Villanova University.