Title: Retired Health Facility Executive
Company: Signum Primary Care
Location: Milledgeville, Georgia, United States
Colonel Gerald A. Johnson, Retired President at Signum Primary Care, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Military for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the military and medical services.
Inspired by his years in the Boy Scouts and ROTC, Mr. Johnson felt a strong connection to service and chose to pursue military service with the U.S. Navy, later transferring to the U.S. Air Force. From 1964 to 1979, Mr. Johnson served the U.S. Air Force as a health services administrator and was promoted to senior health services administration, which he excelled as for the next 10 years. In the military, Mr. Johnson was proud to be involved in editing of strategic plans to be used throughout the Air Force and establishing training programs for doctors, nurses and technicians. Continuing his career outside of the military, Mr. Johnson was the vice president of development for coastal government services at the Coastal Healthcare Group from 1989 to 1993. After seven years of notably serving as president of Signum Primary Care in Durham, North Carolina, he commenced his retirement in 2000.
Mr. Johnson received a BS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1964 and a MA from the George Washington University in 1971. For his achievements with the military, Mr. Johnson is decorated with a Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and a Legion of Merit from 1989. Additionally, in 2012, he received recognition for Support of the Service Leadership Program from Kiwanis International. Since his retirement, Mr. Johnson has been an active volunteer at the local, state and national levels with Kiwanis International, the Military Officers Association and the Georgia General Assembly. Looking back on his career, Mr. Johnson’s involvement with the building of a nationwide disaster-response capability, employed during Hurricane Katrina, was quite memorable and rewarding. To attest to his legacy, Mr. Johnson and his accomplishments can also be found in the 48th and 50th editions of Who’s Who in America.
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