Tony Johnson (G'18)

Anthony “Tony” Johnson is 2018 graduate of Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program in the Walsh School of Foreign Service. He began his career as a U.S. Navy Officer serving in signals intelligence (SIGINT) units of the U.S. 6th Fleet, and on the staff of Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe.

Johnson is a 15-year veteran of the national security field with experience in strategy, policy, planning, and operations; military concept development, capability assessments, and experimentation for Joint and Combined Forces. At present, he serves as the team chief of the Strategic Red Teaming Cell in the Joint Advanced Warfighting Division at the Institute for Defense Analyses. He holds a B.A. from Norwich University, a 200-year old academic institution and the nation’s oldest private military college where he also serves as chairman of the Board of Fellows for the College of Liberal Arts.

Dedicated to developing future leaders looking to careers in public service, Johnson is an advocate for greater diversity and inclusion in the U.S. foreign and national security policy community. He is the co-founder and former co-director of the Truman National Security Project’s TruDiversity Initiative; and an advisor to IPF Atid, a network of rising Jewish and foreign policy young professionals—committed to advancing a pragmatic conversation in support of the two-state solution.

Johnson hails from Las Vegas, Nevada, and now lives in Washington, D.C. with his husband, Juan.

Johnson, will be featured on the Global Threats and Opportunities to the United States panel with Zaid Zaid (F'97) and Brionne Dawson (F'02).