Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin P. Johnston is a native of Sterling City, Texas and he enlisted into the United States Army March 2001 as a Multi-channel Transmission Radio Operator. He attended basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia and advanced individual training at Fort Gordon, Georgia.
Johnston has served in numerous leadership positions as a SEN Team Chief, Senior Transmission Team Chief, two tours as a station commander, three first sergeant positions, and operations sergeant major. He is currently pending assignment as the command sergeant major for the Minneapolis Recruiting BN.
His stateside assignments include Fort Gordon, Georgia; Fort Lewis, Washington; Bend, Oregon; Eugene, Oregon; Fort Bliss, Texas: and Fort Sam Houston, Texas. His overseas assignments include Korea, Hawaii, and Germany. He has also deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Johnston’s military education includes the Warrior Leader Course, Basic NCO Course, Senior Leader Course, the Army Recruiter Course, Station Commander Course, First Sergeant course, and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Sergeant’s Major Academy. His civilian education includes a high school diploma from Sterling City High School, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Post University, and he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Public Administration degree from Post University.
Johnston’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award) the Army Commendation medal (5th award) the Army Achievement Medal (4th award), Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Superior Unit Award, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, and the Overseas Service Ribbon (4th award). Johnston has also earned the 63rd Signal Brigade Combat Badge, Gold Recruiter’s Badge as well as the Glenn E. Morell Medallion for recruiting excellence.