Ronald L. Johnson is a Professor of the Practice in ISyE and Faculty Leadership Fellow at Georgia Tech. Prior to joining the faculty at Georgia Tech, Retired Major General Ronald L. Johnson was the National Basketball Association’s first Senior Vice President, Referee Operations, responsible for all aspects of the NBA’s officiating program, including recruiting, training and development, scheduling, data management and analysis, and work rules enforcement.
Prior to joining the NBA, General Johnson served as the deputy commanding general and deputy chief of engineers (COO), the second highest-ranking senior engineer staff officer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). He retired in April 2008 after serving 32 years of military service.
From October 2005 until his retirement, Johnson was assisting the chief of engineers in maintaining Army Staff oversight for organizing, training, and equipping 70,000 engineer soldiers in the active and reserve components and USACE. He additionally served as the principal engineer advisor to the chief of staff of the Army.
Johnson’s awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), Bronze Star, Legion of Merit (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Army Staff Identification Badge, and the Recruiter Badge.
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