LTC Michael Johns
LTC Michael Johns enlisted in the U.S. Army in November 1989. Upon completion of Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Bliss and Fort Houston, Texas, he was awarded the military occupational specialty of orthopedic specialist.
He is a distinguished military graduate of the Reserve Officer Training Corps and was commissioned in 1994. He is a graduate of the Military Police Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, anti-terrorism program manager course, combined arms service staff school, the Air Command and General Staff College, and the 82nd Airborne Division’s Jump Master Course. He holds a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in kinesiology from Norfolk State University, a master’s degree in military operational art and science from Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Ala.
His officer assignments include: gold bar recruiter, Norfolk State University; platoon leader, 65th MP Co. (Abn), 16th MP BDE, Fort Bragg, NC; assistant battalion operations officer (Ops/Air), Fort Bragg, NC; Provost Marshal, 284th Base Support Battalion, 104th Area Support Group, Giessen, Germany; Commander, 527th Military Police Company, 709th MP BN, Germany; Battalion S1/S4, 10th MP BN (CID)(Abn), Fort Bragg, NC; Battalion adjutant, 10th MP BN (CID)(Abn), Fort Bragg, NC; Rear detachment commander, 92nd MP BN, Fort Benning, GA; Executive Officer, 92nd MP BN, Fort Benning, GA; Executive Officer, Fort Benning CID BN, Fort Benning, GA; Executive Officer, Montgomery Recruiting BN, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL; Provost Marshal, Fort Bragg, NC; and Deputy BDE Commander for the 16th MP BDE, Fort Bragg, NC. His operational deployments include Bosnia, Israel and Iraq.
His awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal (1 oak leaf cluster); Meritorious Service Medal (1 oak leaf cluster), Army Commendation Medal (1 silver oak leaf cluster), the National Defense Service Medal (1 bronze star service device), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Iraq War Campaign Medal (1 campaign star), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, The Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Ribbon, and the NATO Medal “Bosnia”. He is authorized to wear the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, Army Meritorious Unit Citation and the Superior Unit Award as permanent awards. He is entitled to wear the Combat Action Badge, U.S. Army Parachutist Badge, U.S. Army Senior Parachutist Badge, and the Parachutist Badges of Belgium and Poland.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Muñoz enlisted into the U.S. Army Sept. 19, 1990, and attended Basic Training and Advance Individual Training at Fort Jackson, S.C., where he was trained as a Light Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic. He most recently served as the Battalion Operations Sergeant Major for the Southern California Recruiting Battalion.
CSM Muñoz’ assignments include: 52nd Air Defense Artillery in Bad Kissingen, Germany, the 24th Mechanized Infantry Division, located in Fort Benning, Ga., and the 51st Maintenance Battalion in Mannheim, Germany, where he deployed in support of Operation Joint Endeavor to Kaposvar, Hungary, as the primary Fielding Non Commissioned Officer for the new Upper Armor High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle.
CSM Muñoz was assigned as a detailed recruiter in November 1999. He served in the North Philadelphia Recruiting Company as a recruiter, on Production Station Commander and Limited Production Station Commander. While in the Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion, he was assigned as the Company Trainer for the North Jersey Recruiting Company and later the Central Jersey Recruiting Company. He was given the opportunity to serve as the First Sergeant of the North Jersey Recruiting Company and later as the Master Trainer for the Mid-Atlantic Battalion. In June 2007, he was assigned as the Clarion Recruiting Company First Sergeant where he served for three years. In June 2010, he was assigned as the Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, Recruiting Company First Sergeant.
CSM Muñoz’ military education includes the Warrior Leaders Course, Advance Leadership Course, Senior Leaders Course, First Sergeant Course, Sergeants Major Academy, Recruiting First Sergeant Course, Station Commander Course, Army Recruiters Course, Combat Life Saver Course and the Maintenance Supervisor Course. During his tenure in the Army, he was recognized as the Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year and Station Commander of the Year for the Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion. He was also recognized as the First Sergeant of the Year for the Harrisburg Recruiting Battalion and the First Sergeant of the Year runner up for the 1st Recruiting Brigade in FY09. His awards and decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal with oak Leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf clusters, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Non- commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon.
CSM Muñoz holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Professional Studies in Business Management from Excelsior College in New York.