Johnnie E. Wilson
7431 Spring Summit Road
Springfield, VA 22150
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.
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
- 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
- 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
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..
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
Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal
Special Forces Tab
Master Parachutist Badge
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
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Golf and Running