As the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Maintenance), Mr. John Johns provides oversight, policy, and guidance on the DoD $80B weapon system maintenance program.
In past assignments, Mr. Johns has served the Army and Navy in technology development, engineering, program management, and logistics positions. His assignments with the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command included Associate Director for Systems, Aviation Research, Development, and Engineering Center where he was responsible for the provision of engineering support to all Army Aviation systems, Principal Assistant Deputy for Systems Acquisition where he was responsible for lifecycle management of over 20 Army aviation, missile, and ground systems with an annual budget of approximately $1 billion, and Deputy Commander for Systems Support where he managed overhaul and maintenance, or RESET, of all aviation and missile systems redeployed from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Mr. Johns holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Penn State University and a Master’s in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue. He is also a graduate of the National Security Management Program, National Defense University.