Kenny Johnson, a licensed Professional Engineer, is the Director, Environmental Directorate, Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.  He oversees a broad spectrum of technical and operational services to support U.S. Air Force engineers and scientists worldwide, encompassing environmental compliance, restoration, natural/ cultural resource management, and technical reach back services.  The environmental team facilitates U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense missions by ensuring proper environmental planning, sound stewardship, and strict adherence to federal law.
Originally from Moreauville, La., Johnson brings over forty-one years of experience in various engineering and management roles. He served as the Chief of the Environmental Restoration Program (ERP) Management Office (PMO) at AFCEC, where he managed the Air Force's $6.2 billion ERP. Additionally, Johnson held positions such as Chief of the Legislative and Regulatory Engagement Division supporting the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health (ESOH); Head of the Air Force's Environmental Management Program in Europe, including responsibilities as Chief and Lead Negotiator for Real Estate Actions in Europe; Deputy Chief of the Operations Support Division at the Air Force Center for Engineering and the environment; and Major Command project manager overseeing engineering and construction activities for new military construction. His extensive background also includes roles as an Environmental Restoration Program Manager, Senior Project Engineer, and Deputy Base Civil Engineer for vital Air Force installations.
1983 B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas
1992 M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas
1994 Graduate, Leadership Federal Executive Board Program
2018 Graduate, Air War College Graduate
Career Communications Group's US Black Engineer and Information Technology Magazine - Black Engineer of the Year Award, Science Spectrum Trailblazer Award Winner, February 2023
Civilian Achievement Award for Exemplary Service from Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, March 2023
Civilian Achievement Award for Exemplary Service; Jan 2005, Oct 2008
Award for Civilian Achievement, Department of the Air Force, 2008
Reitman Award Winner, Most Outstanding Civil Engineer Award, 2006
Randolph AFB Civilian of the Quarter, Mid-level Manager Category, DEC 1998
HQ AETC Civilian of the Quarter, Mid-level Manager Category, DEC 1998
USAF, Special Service Award, Aug 1988
1992 – Present, Texas Professional Engineer
1982 – Present, Pi Mu Epsilon National Math Honor Society (Inactive)
(Current as of March 2024)