logo logo

Douglas Valentine Johnson

Douglas Valentine Johnson, American army officer, government official. Decorated Legion of Merit, Distinguished Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Ribbon.


  • Johnson, Douglas Valentine was born on September 27, 1900 in at Dansville, Virginia, United States. Son of Edgar T. and Edna L. (Oliver) Johnson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in C.E., Virginia Military Institute, 1922.


    • Virginia National Guard, 1922-1923. Commnd. Second lieutenant, Field Artillery, United States Army, 1923, advanced through grades to major general, 1955. Various assignments, United States, Philippines, 1923-1942.

      Operations div. War Department General Staff, Washington, 1942-1944. Assistant G-3, VII Corps, United Kingdom and France, 1944. Commanding officer 223d Field Artillery Group, Pacific, 1944-1946.

      Chief of staff Western Pacific Base Command, also commndg. officer Army Ground Forces, Saipan, 1946-1947. Assistant G-3 1st Army, Governor’s Island, 1947. Staff National Security Council, also assistant chief and chief plans div., G-3, Department of Army General Staff, 1947-1951.

      Commanding general 43 Infantry Division Artillery, Augsburg, Germany, 1952-1953. Assistant chief of staff G-3, also deputy chief of staff operations United States Army Europe, Heidelberg, Germany, 1953-1955. Deputy chief umpire Exercise Sage Brush, Langley Field, Virginia, 1955.

      Deputy commanding general, also chief of staff 3d Army, Fort McPherson, Georgia, 1956-1957. Director plans and policy Office Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1958-1960, retired 1960. Director policy review Office Assistant Secretary Defense, 1960-1964.

      Consultant Research Analysis Corporation, McLean, Virginia, 1965-1977.


    • Married Helen J., Ingold, December 28, 1938. Children: Douglas Valentine, Jeanne L. Private.
    • father: Edgar T. Johnson
    • mother: Edna L. (Oliver) Johnson
    • spouse: Helen J.
    • children: Douglas Valentine Johnson
    • Jeanne L. Pvt Johnson
    See on larger map
    Born September 27, 1900
    Died April 24, 1977
    (aged 76)