Malmstrom Officer Joins Daines DC Office as Air Force Fellow

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines today announced Air Force Major Benji L. Johnson has been selected to serve as a Military Fellow in Daines’ Washington, D.C. office through 2016. Johnson was most recently the Assistant Director of Operations, Codes, for the 341st Operations Support Squadron at Malmstrom AFB in Great Falls, Montana.

“I am excited to welcome Major Johnson to support our work on the military and national defense issues facing Montana and our nation,” Daines stated. “Major Johnson’s extensive experience will be an asset to our office’s efforts to best serve Montana’s military members and our continued work to support our nation’s security needs.”

“It’s an honor to have this opportunity to help Senator Daines serve the people of Montana,” Johnson stated. “As a member of the Air Force, serving our nation has long been my focus. I look forward to using my expertise and my role as an Air Force Fellow to continue that work on behalf of the people of Montana.”

Ben Johnson

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Johnson is a University of North Dakota graduate and was commissioned through Officer Training School in 2003. He spent five years as an enlisted computer maintenance and switching systems technician working on communications equipment to support the 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing. After commissioning, he spent two years as a Communications Officer at Ellsworth AFB, where he supported the 28th Bomb Wing’s B-1 aircraft. He has held key leadership position in ICBM units to include servicing as a missile combat crew commander, multiple instructor positions, Chief, Emergency War Orders Training, ICBM Weapons Officer and finally as Assistant Director of Operations, ICBM Codes.

The Air Force Fellowship Program offers participants the opportunity to work in the legislative branch of the federal government for one session of Congress.