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Vice Admiral David C. Johnson, USN (Ret.)

Vice Admiral David Johnson is the Senior Vice President of Strategy for the Integrated Mission Systems segment of L3Harris Technologies. In this position, he oversees the front end of the segment business: Strategy, Business Development, Systems Engineering, and Programs. He is responsible for building the segment’s strategic growth plan, aligning the effort across the four sectors within Integrated Mission Systems and finding synergies with the four segments in L3Harris.

Adm. Johnson completed a distinguished 36-year career in the U.S. Navy. He most recently served as the Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, where he had responsibility for all Navy and Marine Corps programs and development for maritime, ground, aviation, space and C4I systems. Prior assignments included PEO Submarines, Deputy Commander Naval Sea Systems Command for Undersea Technology, Commander Naval Undersea Warfare Center, major program manager for Virginia Class Submarines, and various assignments in ship design, construction, maintenance, modernization and technology development.

Adm. Johnson graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering. He also holds a naval engineering degree and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has received various personal and campaign awards, including the Distinguished Service Medal with one gold star.