Gregory H. Johnson

National Innovation and Strategy Advisor, Boy Scouts of America

Distinguished Eagle Scout Greg Johnson is the former President and Executive Director for the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, where he was responsible for leading the utilization of the International Space Station (ISS) to benefit life here on Earth. Prior to CASIS, Johnson was a decorated officer and pilot with the United States Air Force. Johnson was then selected as a NASA Astronaut and ultimately piloted two Space Shuttle missions, including spending nearly 32 days in orbit to support the assembly of the International Space Station. Johnson received his B.S. in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy, his M.S. in flight structures engineering from Columbia University and his M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. Johnson has been a key advocate for engaging Scouting with NASA and the ISS. He led the formalization of a partnership to engage the Space Station Explorers platform to support Scouting Aerospace Programs and/or led benefit events in Chicago, Austin, Los Angeles, and Traverse City, as well as a highly impactful activity area at the 2017 National Jamboree. In 2018 Johnson joined the BSA as the Lead Advisor for Innovation and Strategic Partnerships for all of Scouting’s programs, with an emphasis on the iTech Exploring platform.