CTU’s Kurt Johnson Appointed to Military Advanced Education’s 2016 Advisory Board
With 24 years of military experience, Colorado Technical University’s Kurt Johnson is excited to serve on Military Advanced Education’s 2016 Advisory Board. Each year, MAE publishes the Guide to Military Friendly Colleges & Universities, which serves as a key tool for service members, veterans and military spouses as they make the decision to pursue or continue their education. CTU has been included in MAE’s Guide to Military Friendly Colleges & Universities since 2008. This year’s Advisory Board consists of influential leaders working to improve military education, and the group is looking to refine their annual survey (used to score institutions on their best practices in military and veteran education). Kurt will assist in this effort.
Kurt served as a JAG Corps officer (attorney) in the US Navy for 24 years. His tours of duty included serving as a war time legal advisor in Bahrain during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. He arrived in the Middle East shortly before the attacks of 9/11, and was the senior legal advisor to the commander of all Navy and Marine Corps forces in the Middle East. He has also served as the senior legal advisor to the commander of NORAD and US Northern Command.
After his retirement from the military in the rank of Navy Captain, Kurt was the Director of the Center for Homeland Security at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. At CTU, Kurt currently serves as the Director of Military Strategy and Relations. His primary responsibilities are to develop corporate and university military and government strategy and to manage relationships with key stakeholders in military and military-affiliated communities nationwide. He and his team interact with military bases and veteran service organizations serving active duty personnel, veterans, inactive National Guard and Reserve personnel, Department of Defense employees and more.
Kurt looks forward to bridging the gap between CTU’s past and present military students and its many corporate partners, and to continuously refining all of CTU’s programs for military and veteran students and their families.