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Military Fellow Joins Begich DC Staff

LTC Glenn Johnson to support senator's defense agenda

U.S. Sen. Mark Begich announced Jan. 6 Army Lieutenant Colonel Glenn Johnson has been selected to serve as a Military Fellow in Begich's Washington, D.C. office during the calendar year 2010. With an extensive background in operations and Department of Defense research, LTC Johnson has top notch leadership skills and anti-terrorism experience.

"I am pleased to welcome LTC Johnson to support our work on the many military issues impacting Alaska and the nation," Sen. Begich said. "Having a Military Fellow on staff allows us to have access to experience, military background and contacts within the DOD that greatly enhance the effectiveness of the Senate office."

Prior to his fellowship, LTC Johnson served as a Legislative Liaison for the Army Reserve managing the military construction portfolio and preparing General Officers for office calls and hearings with members of Congress. Recently redeployed after six months in support of Operation Iraqi and Enduring Freedom, he served with the Joint Psychological Operations Task Force.

In 2006-07, Johnson completed a one-year fellowship with the RAND Corporation, working on research issues for DOD ranging from personnel to building partner capacity for stability, security, transition and reconstruction operations.

A native of South Carolina, Johnson received a B.S. from the University of South Carolina and a Master's of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University. He is pursuing a second Master's at George Washington University in Legislative Affairs. He will work with Sen. Begich on military issues in connection with his service on the Senate Armed Services and Veterans Affairs Committees.

He is married to the former Bernadette Williams of Sumter, SC. They have a young son.

Fellows are paid for and provided by their respective military branches to serve members of Congress and their constituents.

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