Johnnie E. Wilson
7431 Spring Summit Road
Springfield, VA 22150
(703) 455-8607

Senior executive leader with extensive logistics experience, working closely with national and international companies as well as small businesses. Specialized knowledge in extensive personnel reductions and process re-engineering. Recently directed a major Army command with over 60,000 people located in 42 states and 20 foreign countries, overseeing an annual operating budget of 18billion. Experienced in the integration of research and development, acquisition and logistics operations through senior management of laboratories, research and engineering centers, contracting operations, and the wholesale level of supply and maintenance.


President and COO, Dimensions International, Alexandria, VA 1999- Present

Responsible for the overall functioning, stability and profitability of the Company through planning, developing, and establishing policies and objectives for the Company in accordance with board directives, the Company charter, and the QMS documentation. Provide oversight to Technical Directors and Program Managers in managing, marketing and expanding contracts.

  • Preside over/chairs, Technical Directors, Management Board, Program Managers, and Management Review Meetings.
  • Reviews and approves Quality Management System Documents.
  • Evaluates performance/contribution of executives for compliance with established policies and objectives.
  • Coordinates functions and operations between divisions and departments.
  • Reviews activity reports and financial statements to determine the Company's progress and status.
  • Markets capabilities to help attain new business.

Commanding General,
U.S. Army Materiel Command, Alexandria, VA 1996-1999

Served in CEO-equivalent position, as a four star general, of a large worldwide organization with responsibility in three core areas: logistics power projection, technology generation and application, and acquisition excellence. Compared to Fortune 500 companies, AMC would rank in the top five in assets and sales. Scope of operations reflected in the successful acquisition of over 250 patents, management of environmental concerns over five million acres of property, planning personnel reductions of 8,000 plus, and identifying facilities and installations for possible closure.

  • Directed the equipping and sustaining of America's Army, including coordinating and distributing $2 billion worth of materiel and equipment throughout the world annually.
  • Met frequently with members of Congress, national, international and trade media, and leaders in industry to foster understanding of overall missions and specific programs and initiatives, and to ensure financial support.
  • Pioneered several initiatives to partner with industry to optimize current technology and processes to improve operations. Involved in arduous coordination at senior levels of the Army and the Department of Defense, and congressional members. Efforts resulted in the first waiver granted to move forward with immediate outsourcing contract.
  • Promoted increased and opened dialogue with small business representatives with initiatives such as hosting the first command-wide symposium for small businesses, with highly favorable feedback.

Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Office of the Chief of Staff, Pentagon 1994-1996

Directly responsible to the Army Chief of Staff for staff management of Army logistics worldwide, ensuring top notch support to over one million soldiers. Served as the senior policy maker for overall logistics and served as key advisor on global level logistics on issues involving inventory control, distribution, maintenance, and emergency planning. Implemented coordination and execution of foreign military sales of major equipment and weaponry to America's allies.

  • Initiated and completed major Army reductions in logistics assets, base realignment, outsourcing and partnerships with industry.
  • Successfully reduced the logistics infrastructure after intensive analysis, culminating with the closure of several activities and projected savings of several billion dollars.
  • Development and implementation of numerous concepts to streamline operations and reduce costs. Facilitated discussions with industry on means to improve logistics operations.
  • Administration and oversight to logistics support of international contingencies i.e., Haiti, Somalia and Rwanda.

Chief of Staff
U.S. Army Materiel Command, Alexandria, VA 1992-1994

Responsible for the integration of headquarters functions with eleven major subordinate commands. Managed $20 billion budget and an excess of 80,000 people. Managed the headquarters operations including legal staff, handling contract protest, safety assurance with the inclusion of environmental considerations and Congressional and public relations staff.

  • Acted as premier change agent during unprecedented restructure demand for the command and the Army, through personnel planning to reduce the work force approximately 30% over a five-year period.
  • Established several working groups to include formation of previous leaders incorporating experienced perspectives and host meetings to obtain contribution from industry leaders.
  • Streamlined headquarters staffing through careful analysis and reorganization, achieving a 25% reduction in personnel.
  • Developed special programs for headquarters staff to highlight diversity, increase morale and underscore teamwork..

Commanding General
Ordnance Center and School, Aberdeen Maryland 1990-1992

Responsible for the training and education of thousands of U.S. soldiers as well as international military and civilian personnel in materiel, maintenance and acquisition. Worked closely with faculty and functional operators to determine need for course changes and improvements.

  • Streamlined to ensure new personnel would meet the Army's changing role and missions.
  • Established close ties with neighboring communities to enhance understanding of the Army, established advisory committees, increased participation in community events.
  • Key community communications liaison dealing with highly sensitive and controversial issues, i.e. water and air pollution in addition to storage of chemical weapons.

Deputy Commander General
21st Theater Area Command, Germany 1988-1990

Second in command of the Army's largest and diverse logistics unit. Supervised operations located in Germany, Italy, The Netherlands and Belgium. Provided logistical support throughout Europe and the Middle East. Worked closely with units to ensure effectiveness and responsiveness of support.

  • Orchestrated the logistics support for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, contributing significantly to the unprecedented success of the operation, equated to moving a city of a half million residents with requisite infrastructure to provide water, sewer and food.
  • Focused on relations with host nations to ensure their political support for the U.S. presence.


Industrial college of the Armed Forces
Senior Service College, 1984

Florida Institute of Technology
Master of Science, Logistics Management 1977

University of Nebraska
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration 1973

Military Awards
Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal
Special Forces Tab
Master Parachutist Badge

Civilian Awards
Lifetime Achievement Award, Black Engineer of the Year Conference
Johnathan Davis Service Award
Honorary Degree, Doctor of Law, Alabama A&M University
NAACP Meritorious Service Award
Named of the Top 100 Influential Black Americans, Ebony magazine

Public Service Affiliations
Member - Executive Council, National Capital Region, Boy Scouts of America
Member - Executive Committee, Armed Forces Benefit Association

Married, three children, five grandchildren

Golf and Running