Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Jon Johnson is the Senior Aerospace Science Instructor at Parkway High School. In this position, Colonel Johnson serves the needs of 317 cadets where he strives to develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community. His objectives are to educate and train cadets in citizenship, promote community service, instill responsibility, character, and self-discipline, and provide instruction in air and space fundamentals.
Colonel Johnson spent 23 years in the Air Force. In his last assignment on active duty, Colonel Johnson served as the Director of the Second Bomb Wing’s Exercises, Plans and Evaluations. In that position, he was the Second Bomb Wing Commander’s key advisor for readiness.
Colonel Johnson commissioned as an officer through the Reserve Officer Training Course (ROTC) in 1983, upon graduating from the Virginia Military Institute. After graduating from college, he was selected for Undergraduate Pilot Training at Reese AFB, TX. Upon completion of pilot training, he became a B-52 crewman serving at various bases including: Andersen AFB, Loring AFB, Barksdale AFB and Langley AFB. He is a graduate of the USAF Weapons School, the Accident/Safety Board President School, the USAF Safety School, the B-52 Central Flight Instructor Course, the Advance Flight Instrument Course, and the Joint Mine Warfare Course. He is a Senior Command Pilot with over 5,000 hours in the B-52. His awards include the Distinguished Flying Cross. His combat tours include: Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. In 2000, he transferred to Barksdale AFB, La., for his final tour before retiring in 2006. Colonel Johnson taught JROTC at Bossier High School for nine years before coming to Parkway in the summer of 2017. Interestingly, he started his journey in the USAF as a cadet in Randolph-Macon Academy’s USAF JROTC program, one of the first in the nation.
Colonel Johnson is married to the former Terrie A. Sykes of Williamsburg, VA. They have four daughters: Laura, Rachel, Sarah and Julie.
AS300/300A Space Science & AS400/400A Management of the Corps
Air Rifle, Archery, Drill, Honor Guard, Orienteering, Aerial Academy
1997 Master’s Degree in Aerospace Science, Embry-Riddle University
1997 Air Command and Staff College
1991 USAF Weapons School
1988 Squadron Officers School
1983 Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Virginia Military Institute
Welcome to AFJROTC
I value education and will ensure your student has every opportunity to achieve great results. During my 22 years in the Air Force, I realized that learning never stops and to be successful, we must commit to be life long learners. My military background is vast, ranging from Electronic Engineering to Missile Maintenance, then on to Non-Commissioned Officer Leadership Academy Instructor, and finally as First Sergeant. While serving, my wife Jan, daughter Lacey and I had the privilege of living and visiting many countries in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Along my military journey, I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering. Upon retiring, I was employed by Parkway High School as a AFJROTC Instructor, during which time I also continued my education at Louisiana Tech, where I received a Master of Arts degree.
I believe each student can become a valuable citizen in our community and I hope to provide a plan for their success. A well-rounded education requires curricular and extra-curricular education and our program allows for both. Your student will gain much in our program and it allows for a young adult to move into adulthood with strong self-esteem. I look forward to teaching your child and being a catalyst for their pathway to graduation. GO PANTHERS!!
AFJROTC Instructor World Geography/Civics
Cyber Patriot Coach/Cyber Patriot Mentor for Bossier Parish
Archery Assistant Coach
Google Educator Certified
PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS OF AF JROTC
OVERVIEW OF AF JROTC
MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT JROTC
Securing the Future
Interview with Secretary of USAF
The Honorable Heather Wilson
Specifically talks about JROTC around 40 minutes