SGM Bill Johnson

SGM Bill Johnson

Dates of Service: Apr 1978 - Aug 2014
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  • PV2
  • PFC
  • SPC May 84
  • SGT Dec 85
  • SSG Apr 89
  • SFC Jun 92
  • MSG Mar 96
  • SGM Aug 03

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Military Experiences

Sep 2012 - Aug 2014
G-3/5/7 DCS
International Affairs Sergeant Major
Senior Enlisted Advisor to the International Affairs Division; assisted the Military Personnel Exchange Program and Schools of Other Nations (MPEP/SON) program Branch Chief to develop and implement program policy and guidance; in concert with Theater Armies monitored MPEP positions and ensured program personnel were properly selected, trained, assigned, and supported; advised and assisted the Division Chief for allied and partner nation NCO development issues; advised Country Desk Officers regarding NCO and Enlisted Soldier matters; coordinated and integrated HQDA staff functions and support through the NCO Support Channels. Interacted with partner nation embassy personnel, attaches, foreign students and visitors on a weekly basis.
Aug 2009 - Aug 2012
Exchange Sergeant Major
Summary: MPEP Exchange SGM to the Dutch Army. Created and presented courses on NCO selection, education, assignment, utilization, pay, retirement, benefits, etc. Conducted Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity courses at all levels of NCO training. Conducted course on “Moral and Ethical Decision-Making in Combat” using comparisons between the Dutch wartime experience in WWII and a USMC event in Haditha, Iraq. Conducted a two-day presentation and staff ride training event on Dutch military preparations and conduct at the Battle of Grebbeberg. Prepared or verified Dutch to English translations for the Dutch Army “Knowledge Center”, the English Training Section, Dutch Guest Instructors to the NATO School, and the International School in Switzerland.
May 2005 - Aug 2009
S2/S3 Sergeant Major
Summary: Seventh person assigned to AWG and was principle architect of the fused S2/S3 (Operations and Intelligence), of which I was the first SGM. Designed and executed intelligence and operations functions and connectivity with national-level agencies. Was on the first four-man team deployed to Iraq, when AWG was just 17 people strong, to design and test AWG operational concepts. Established the CoIST (Company Intelligence Support Team) concept in Iraq and transitioned it to the Army as a program of record. Established the “Attack the Network” concept, in conjunction with a British Search Adviser, profiling and attacking/exploiting insurgent caches and the "soft" logistics networks and personnel.
May 2004 - May 2005
Activity Sergeant Major
Was a Command Sergeant Major equivalent of a specialized Counterintelligence Activity with detachments in Qatar, Iraq, Germany, Hawaii, and Fort Meade. Managed all headquarters staff functions and activities; managed all enlisted personnel; advised the commander on personnel, training, and readiness matters. Created the "Check Ride" program to assess all new personnel to ensure every Agent had a baseline set of skills and capabilities.


(2 years, 8 months)
Aug 2007 - Jan 2008
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Asymmetric Warfare Group Advisor
Feb 2007 - Apr 2007
Company Intelligence Support Team (CoIST) Trainer
Apr 2007 - Jun 2007
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Asymmetric Warfare Group Advisor
Feb 2006 - Jun 2006
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Asymmetric Warfare Technical Advisor

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Feb 2009 - Apr 2009

Netherlands Army Sergeant Major Course

Mar 2003 - Apr 2003

Air Force Senior NCO School

Aug 1992 - Nov 1992

ANCOC - Military Intelligence

Feb 1988 - Aug 1988

Advanced Individual Training - CI Agent (97B)

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Oct 2013 - Nov 2013

Security Cooperation Planner Course

Aug 2006

CSM Force Management Course

Jun 2006 - Jul 2006

Command Sergeants Major Course

Apr 2000 - Jun 2000

Joint CI Force Protection Source Operations Course

Foreign Language Skills


Dutch (2+/3)