Mr. John Johns
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Maintenance Plans
Policy Director, Global Relations, Northrop Grumman Technology Services
Mr. Johns was responsible for oversight of the U.S. Department of Defense's $80B Military equipment and weapons maintenance program. He has served tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan developing the capabilities of the Iraqi and Afghan National Security Forces. He led U.S. Naval Aviation Intermediate and Depot Maintenance where he was responsible for a workforce of 16,000 military and civilian personnel and the annual maintenance and repair of over 700 aircraft, 5000 engines and modules, and 500,000 components. Mr. Johns was also responsible for the maintenance and repair of all Army Aviation and Missile Systems redeployed from Iraq and Afghanistan in the early years of the two wars. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a Master's degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue University. He is also a graduate of the National Security Management Program from the U.S. National Defense University.