Lieutenant Colonel Jeromy R. Johnson enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in May 1997 and was assigned a military occupational specialty of Aircraft Fire Fighting and Rescue. He served with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 271 from 1997-2000. While assigned to MWSS 271 he deployed to Port-au-Prince, Haiti in support of Humanitarian Aid Operations. In early 2000, he was selected for the Broadened Opportunity for Selection and Training (BOOST) program. After completing the BOOST program, he was stationed at the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in Raleigh, NC.
He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps in May 2005, having completed his undergraduate education in Psychology at NCSU. Following The Basic School and the Infantry Officer Course, he was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marines in 2006. During this tour, LtCol Jeromy R. Johnson served as Rifle Platoon Commander, Company Executive Officer and an 81mm Mortar Platoon Commander, deploying to Operation Iraqi Freedom twice.
In January 2010, LtCol Jeromy R. Johnson was transferred to the School of Infantry-East, Camp Geiger, NC, where he served as Company Commander with Marine Combat Training Battalion and Company Executive Officer with Advanced Infantry Training Battalion. LtCol Jeromy R. Johnson subsequently reported to the Maneuver Captain Career Course (MCCC), Fort Benning, GA in January 2012. After graduating from MCCC, he was assigned to and completed training at Reconnaissance Training Company, Camp Pendleton, CA.
Receiving orders to Okinawa in November 2012, LtCol Jeromy R. Johnson served as Company Commander Force Reconnaissance Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), participating in various exercises, unit deployments and Presidential Security Missions throughout the western Pacific. From November 2014 to February 2016, LtCol Jeromy R. Johnson was assigned as the Operations Officer for 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, again participating in numerous exercises and unit deployments throughout the western Pacific. Following his tour in Okinawa, LtCol Jeromy R. Johnson was assigned to the Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA for French language training, after having been selected for French Command and Staff.
In January 2017, LtCol Jeromy R. Johnson reported to French Command and Staff and completed advanced French language training. He then began his Intermediate Level School year at the École de Guerre. After graduating he transferred to Force Reconnaissance Company, III MEF again to serve as the Company Commander from 2018 to 2020. After completing Command with Force Reconnaissance Company, he was assigned to 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade as a Future Operations Planner completing multiple exercises and focusing on countries of interest within the INDOPACOM AO as a subject matter expert.
LtCol Jeromy R. Johnson’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (2nd award), the Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3rd award), the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Good Conduct Medal (2nd award).