Brig Gen Jeffrey Johnson, BAMC Cmdr/Deputy Commanding Gen, Regional Health Cmd & Maj Gen (Ret) Juan Ayala, Director of Military Affairs, City of San Antonio

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BG Jeffrey J. Johnson began his formal education at Evangel College in Springfield, Missouri. He graduated in 1987, a Distinguished Military Graduate with a BS in Biology. BG Johnson then graduated in 1991 from medical school at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado. Subsequently, he completed his residency training in Family Medicine at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. BG Johnson furthered his professional training by completing a fellowship in Faculty Development at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He is a Board Certified Fellow in Family Medicine.

BG Johnson continuously aspires to be a student and teacher. He graduated from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 2011 earning a Master’s Degree in National and Strategic Studies. He completed additional military training including Command and General Staff College, Interagency Institute of Federal Healthcare Executives, Medical Strategic Leadership Course, Joint Medical Planners Course, Tactical Combat Medicine Course, Medical Management of Chemical Casualties, Medical Management of Biological Casualties, Army Primary Flight Surgeon Course, NASA Primary Trans-Atlantic Abort Landing Site Course, Hyperbaric Medicine Course, and Basic Airborne training.

BG Johnson’s assignments include: Commander, Wiesbaden Health Clinic, Wiesbaden, Germany from 1994- 1997; Battalion and Group Surgeon, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina from 1997-1999; Director of Resident Training, Family Medicine, Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina from 2000-2005; Division Surgeon, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina from 2005-2007; Combined Joint Task Force-82 Command Surgeon, Bagram, Afghanistan from 2007-2008; Commander, Irwin Army Community Hospital, Fort Riley, Kansas from 2008-2010; Assistant Program Manager Health Affairs, Office of the Program Manager, Saudi Arabian National Guard, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from 2011-2012; Commander, 44th Medical Brigade, Fort Bragg, North Carolina from 2012-2014; Director, Health and Wellness, G3/5/7, U.S. Army Medical Command, Falls Church, Virginia from 2014-2015; Command Surgeon, Combined Forces Command and United States Forces Korea, Yongsan, Korea. He has deployed in support of Operation Provide Hope (Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova), Operation Sharp Point (Kenya), Counter Drug Operations (Bolivia, Honduras), and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) twice. He currently serves as the Commanding General of Brooke Army Medical Center, Deputy Commanding General, Regional Health Command – Central (Provisional), JBSA Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and the Deputy Market Manager for the San Antonio Military Health System.

BG Johnson’s decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and Meritorious Service Medal. He is a Senior Flight Surgeon and has earned the Parachutist and Expert Field Medical Badge. He is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit.


Mr. Ayala retired as a Major General in the United States Marine Corps after 36 years of service. He comes to the City of San Antonio with a proven record of success in leading people and commanding large, complex organizations. Prior to his retirement, he commanded all 24 Marine Corps installations worldwide and was selected to lead the Department of Defense’s 2015 Warrior Games assisting the nation’s wounded, ill and injured warriors in their recuperative efforts. His service includes 4 combat tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, to include a year as a Senior Advisor, embedded with the 1st Iraqi Army Division.

Past assignments include: Coordinating humanitarian assistance programs in 50 countries throughout Africa, Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Baltic’s, and the former Soviet Union, Chief of Staff at United States Southern Command leading a staff in the implementation of U.S. national security objectives in 31 countries throughout Central/South America, and the Caribbean to include detainee operations in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, leading a Marine Logistics Group that supported combat operations throughout Iraq, and humanitarian relief operations during the Haiti Earthquake of 2010, supporting Haitian/Cuban refugee operations in Cuba, and supporting law enforcement’s counterdrug efforts along the U.S. Southwest Border.

Mr. Ayala received an MBA from Campbell University, a Masters Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at El Paso. A native of El Paso, Texas, Mr. Ayala’s personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with “V” Combat Distinguishing Device, the Bronze Star Medal and the Combat Action Ribbon. He received the 2007 Excellence in Military Service Award from the League of Latin American Citizens (LULAC).

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