Board Member – Connie Johnson – US ARMY
Connie Johnson served in the United States Army as a Military Police Officer from 2002-2005 serving one tour in Iraq February 2003-January 2004. While serving Connie was injured by an IED explosion and received a Purple Heart from the Injuries she has sustained. After leaving the service
Connie graduated from South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education and Human Sciences, a Bachelor of Science in Arts and Sciences and a Master of Education in Counseling and Human Resource Development. Connie has worked with Agencies such as Department of Social Services, Department of Corrections, Department of Health and currently working in Education. Connie is the Department of the Dakota’s adjutant for the state’s Purple Heat Chapter, Owner and Operator of Freedom Acres SD LLC and veteran advocate for better mental health opportunities for veterans.