Brigadier General Paul D. Johnson
Brig. Gen. Paul D. Johnson is the Commander of the 175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard. The 175th Wing has over 1,400 personnel supporting an A-10 Group, a Cyber Operations Squadron and in Intelligence Squadron. Prior to his current assignment, Brig. Gen. Johnson was the Vice Commander of the 175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard.
Brig. Gen. Johnson was commissioned in 1988 as an Air Force Reserve Officer Training Course Distinguished Graduate of the University of Maryland. Following assignment as a T-37B Instructor and Evaluator Pilot, he was a Distinguished Graduate of F-15 training. He served as Flight Commander at Langley AFB, VA and as Instructor Pilot in the Massachusetts Air National Guard. Brig. Gen. Johnson joined the Maryland Air National Guard in 2000 and converted to the A-10. He is a command pilot with over 5,200 flying hours and has flown 881.4 combat hours during 248 combat sorties in the F-15 and A-10. Prior to taking command of the 175th Operations Group, Brig. Gen. Johnson served as Instructor Pilot, Evaluator Pilot, Chief of Current Operations, Chief of Wing Safety, and Director of Operations. Brig. Gen. Johnson served on National Guard Bureau staff as Chief, Operations Plans and Execution Branch.