Johnson to speak at Northwest

    Retired Master Sergeant Green Beret Terry Johnson will be speaking at Northwest Mississippi Community College Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 9:30 and 11 a.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium on the Senatobia campus. The presentation is in honor of Johnson’s former speech instructor, Jo Ellen Logan’s retirement in May. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

    Johnson will talk with the students about leadership and communication. His books, “Train Like You Fight: The 8-Step Life Motivation Guide,” and “Rules of Engagement: The 8-Principles of Leadership,” will be on sale for $10 each. 

    Johnson enlisted in the U.S. Army on June 10, 1980 and retired from the military in June 2000 with 20 years of service. After his retirement, he attended Northwest. Logan said he was the best student she ever had.

    He developed his unique leadership style while serving in some of the most elite units in the Army.

    Johnson spent the last 11 years of his career serving in the Special Forces. As a Special Forces soldier he conducted nation building operations in South and Central America.

    Johnson has always had a tremendous love for teaching and empowering others. He believes that “to whom much is given much is required.”

    He is from Marietta, Texas and is married to the former Renee Minor of Rayville, La. The Johnsons live in Oxford with their son, Trae. His adult children are James, Justin, Ashley and Gino. He has one grandson, Zack.

    “I honor and thank God for the opportunity to empower, to challenge and to help others find their gift and live their dreams,” said Johnson.

    For more information, contact Logan at (662) 562-3328 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .