John Johnson retired from the US. Army in 1988. John is a Vietnam Combat wounded Veteran with over 20 years of Military Service. He is a Retired Senior Non-Commissioned Officer with extensive expertise accrued from many years in the Military Police Corps as an Investigator, Nuclear and Physical Security Inspector and Platoon Sergeant. John also was assigned to the Space Defense Initiative Program (Star Wars) as a Contracting Officer’s Administrative Assistant, located in the Marshall Islands.
Upon his retirement from the United States Army, John was employed by the Veterans Administration as a Police Officer in St. Louis, Missouri. After several years with V.A. John decided to return to College and attended St. Louis College.
In 1990, John obtained employment in the Horse Racing Industry and became an Agent/Investigator for the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau and was assigned as the Director of Security, Canterbury Downs Racetrack in Shakopee, Minnesota. 1993 he was transferred to Detroit, Michigan and was Vice President of Security for Ladbroke Racing Corporation until Ladbroke returned its Corporate Headquarters to London, England.
1994 John became the sole owner and CEO of Auto Purchasing Direct, Inc.
The year 2004 arrived and John decided he wanted to officially semi-retire and help Veterans with filing their claims for benefits. John has assisted numerous Veterans for the past ten years. He understands Veterans issues and has worked arduously to insure every Veteran receives the benefits they deserve. John has a saying, “Only a Veteran would know because we lived it”.
Order of the Purple Heart, Lifetime member.
Disabled American Veteran, Life time member
Minnesota Innocence Project
Wisconsin Innocence Project
VFW lifetime member
Non-Commissioned Officers Association