Secretary of the Navy Gordon England held a ceremony August 7 in the Pentagon to swear in Hansford T. Johnson as assistant secretary of the Navy for Installations and Environment. In this capacity Johnson is responsible for the formulation of policies relating to environmental protection, facilities, installations, housing, long-range basing and infrastructure requirements, and safety and occupational health for military and civilian personnel.
Before his appointment, Johnson was president and chief executive operating officer of EG&G Technical Services, Inc. A retired general in the Air Force, Johnson served as commander-in-chief of the U.S. Transportation Command during operation Desert Storm. He was a member of the 1993 Base Realignment and Closure Commission, and has worked for USAA Capital Corp. and the Credit Union National Association. Johnson is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, and holds a master's degree in aeronautics from Stanford University and a master's of business administration from the University of Colorado.