Deb Johnson
Senior Vice Commander - Army

Deb Johnson was elected State Sr. Vice Commander of the Veterans of Foreign
Wars, Department of California on June 10, 2023 in Orange, California.

She served in the Wisconsin Army National Guard from Feb 1985 – Nov 1994 as
a Production Control Specialist with the 107th Maintenance Company,
Sparta/Tomah, WI where she achieved the rank of SGT (E5). In Aug. 1990 her
unit was deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm to
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia where she earned her eligibility to the VFW. She received
the Southwest Asia Service Medal, Liberation of Kuwait Medal and the Army
Accommodation Medal.

Deb joined the VFW in 1993 at Post 2112 in Sparta, Wisconsin and is a Gold
Legacy Life Member of Post 10859 in Bakersfield, California. She serves in
elected and appointed positions at the Post, District and Department level and
recently served as the Chairman of the National Legislative Committee. Deb is
also a Life Member of the Military Order of the Cooties, VFW Auxiliary, and the
VFW National Home.

Deb is the President/CEO of the California Veterans Assistance Foundation, a
nonprofit organization that provides transitional and permanent housing for
homeless veterans throughout Kern County, CA. She serves on the Board of
Directors for several local and state nonprofit and homeless advisory

Deb has two step daughters and one grandson. She and her husband Steve
reside in Bakersfield, CA