Major Stephen Johnson

Second in Command, Engineering & Logistics Wing. British Forces South Atlantic Islands (Panel Group 5)

Born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, Major Johnson was educated at Torquay Boys Grammar School after his family started a business in Devon. He joined the British Army in 1991, aged 16. Following successful completion of basic military training he joined the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, amalgamating into the Royal Logistic Corps in 1993.  Privileged to complete his soldier service as the Regimental Sergeant Major of one of the largest Regiment’s in the Army, following successful commissioning from the ranks, in 2012 Major Johnson was appointed as the Corps RSM, the senior soldier in the Corps. He was privileged to command a Squadron of 160 soldiers, followed by an operational tour, mentoring indigenous forces in the Middle East. He is currently serving in the Falkland Islands as the Second in Command of the Engineering and Logistics Wing. 

Academically, he holds an MSc in Leadership and Management from the University of Portsmouth, a PG Cert in Research and is an established performance coach. He graduated the Intermediate Command and Staff Course, a 30-week, residential, Masters level course in 2017. He attended the LBR7566 Masters Module Understanding and Managing Behaviours of Self, Teams and Organisations at Birmingham City University in 2020 and is currently a second year PhD student at the University. His research explores a complex leadership intervention to designed to improve the Mental Health and resilience of Service personnel.