UXOInfo.com is pleased to welcome Guest Author Danny Johnson to the website family. Retired Lieutenant Colonel Johnson, who served 25 years in the Regular Army, Army Reserve and National Guard as well as 35 years in federal civil service, will be contributing articles of interest as well as updating historical information about military installations, ranges and ordnance facilities as part of the UXOInfo Library.
Following his retirement from the federal government and the Army, Johnson served as a Staff Historian for the California State Military Museum in Sacramento, CA. Under this title, he worked on a historical project collecting data on California Army National Guard units that were deployed for the Global War on Terrorism from 2001 to 2010.
Johnson's last federal civil service position was Chief of Public Affairs and Command Historian, HQ, 5th Signal Command, Mannheim, Germany where he contributed to Stars and Stripes as well as supervised the publication of the command information magazine The ECHO.
His federal civil service honors include Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, Superior Civilian Service Medal (3), Commander's Award for Civilian Service Medal (2), Achievement Award for Civilian Service Medal, Selective Service System Exceptional Service Medal, Selective Service System Meritorious Service Medal, and Bronze Order of Mercury from US Army Signal Regiment.
Johnson has written for numerous publications including articles for On Point, Infantry, Military Intelligence, Army, and Aviation Digest magazines; author of Military Communications Supporting Peacekeeping Operations in the Balkans; editor of The European Signal Corps Order of Battle Book; various articles in the compilations The Oxford Companion to Military History and Military Communications from Ancient Times to the 21st Century; well as many other articles in federal publications.
Johnson's extensive historical military knowledge will be a welcome addition to the website and provide readers with a fresh perspective on ordnance issues related to many of our UXO sites.