Businesses and Leadership
Col. Wade Johnston
Director of Innovations, Klas Government
COL Wade Johnston | Army Futures Command | CIO
Colonel Wade Johnston received his commission as a 2nd Lt. from the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the University of South Dakota in 1993. His assignments include the 304th Signal Battalion, Camp Red Cloud, South Korea; the 18th Field Artillery Brigade (ABN) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; the 3rd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division; the 75th Ranger Regiment; HHC, 82d Signal Battalion; the Mission Support Squadron; the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment – Delta; commander of the Mission Support Squadron; the J6 Chief of Operations for the Joint Special Operations Command; commander of the Joint Communications Unit; commander of the Joint Communications Support Element; COL Johnston’s last assignment was in the HQDA CIO/G6.
He is a graduate of the Signal Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Command and General Staff College, Army War College, Basic Airborne School, Ranger School, Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape School, Military Freefall and Jumpmaster School.
Johnston’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, and the Meritorious Unit Citation.
Johnston has been married to his wife, the former Ms. Ann Hauk, for 23 years and they have one son, Nathan.