#VeteranOfTheDay Marine Corps Veteran Rob Johnson


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran Rob Johnson. Rob served from 1985 to 1993.

As a member of the Marines, Rob worked in administrations. He volunteered for many temporary assignments, which led him to work in battalion operations, motor pool sections, and the rifle range, among other assignments. Rob went to Okinawa, Japan where he served as Headquarters Battery, 12th Marines legal NCO for the rotating companies attached to the command.

After his service, Rob pursued ministry and created an outreach program called Veterans for Christ. Through this organization, he helps to empower disenfranchised Veterans and provide support for soldiers and their families. Rob has received numerous awards for his work, including two congressional awards, and the Dallas Mayor Michael Rawlings Community Award.

Thank you for your service, Rob!

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Graphic By Lilian Vo: Lilian Vo is an undergraduate senior at George Mason University studying Global Affairs and Intelligence Analysis.


Kelsey Turner

Kelsey Turner is a sophomore at Brown University studying public policy with a focus in education. She is also a social media intern for the US Department of Veteran Affairs.