AFJROTC LA-071

LTC Jon Johnson

Colonel Johnson Photo

Email jon.johnson@bossierschools.org

Phone 318.759.2324

Room C-119

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 position on active duty, Colonel Johnson served as the Director of the Second Bomb Wing’s Exercises, Plans and Evaluations. In this position, he served as the Second Bomb Wing Commander’s key advisor for readiness.

Colonel Johnson was commissioned 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.

EDUCATION

1983 Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Virginia Military Institute

1997 Master’s Degree in Aviation Science, Embry-Riddle University

1988 Squadron Officers School, Air University

1997 Air Command and Staff College, Correspondence

MSgt Bob O'Brien

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Email bob.obrien@bossierschools.org

Phone 318.759.2327

Room C-119


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!!

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MSgt Doug Ricker

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Email doug.ricker@bossierschools.org

Phone 318.759.23221

Room C-114

Welcome to AFJROTC

I value education and will ensure your student has every opportunity to achieve success. Over a 22 year period of Active Duty in the Air Force, I realized that learning is instrumental to achieving life goals and getting the mission done. I was offered several opportunities while in the military to better myself through academics and hands-on learning. I served as an AGE Mechanic, Vehicle NCOIC, Scheduler, TODO, Mobility NCOIC, FTD Instructor, NCOA/ALS Academy Instructor and PRP/Security Manager. While serving with my wife Tonda and two sons we experienced several moves throughout the United States and Japan. I was also deployed to several places in the Middle East and Europe. Education became priority once attached to Air Education and Training Command. During those years I received two CCAF Degrees, a Bachelors in History, and a Masters in Biblical Studies. Upon retiring, I was employed by Parkway High School as a AFJROTC Instructor.

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!!

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