Military Science Instructor

Jason Johnston

Jason Johnston is a native of Indiana, Pennsylvania, and enlisted in the US Army Reserve in March 2000. He attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, followed by AIT at Fort Leonard Wood, Montana, where he trained as a 12N Heavy Construction Equipment Operator.

Johnston's assignments and duty positions include: Bravo Company, 458th Engineer Battalion (heavy construction equipment operator); 420th Engineer Company (section sergeant); 340th Engineer Company (platoon sergeant); 1-80th Engineer Battalion (instructor writer); 4-413th SROTC (military science instructor). Johnston has deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (March 2004–March 2005) as part of an equipment support platoon in a combat engineer company.

Johnston is a graduate of Indiana High School and his military education includes: Warrior Leader Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Senior Leader Course, Master Leader Course, Foundation Instructor Facilitator Course, and Small Group Instructor Course.

Johnston's awards and decorations include: Army Commendation Award (4th Award), Army Achievement Medal (4th Award), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with "M" Device and Silver Hourglass, Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon (4th Award), Army Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon, Operator's Badge, Driver's Badge, Instructor Badge, and Meritorious Unit Citation.

Johnston lives in Home, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Christina. They share three children: Braxton, Venecia, and Jake. His civilian background includes a career as a heavy construction equipment operator. Johnston enjoys softball, hunting, and spending time with his family.