"Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

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About Me

I am a proven executive leader who satisfies the constantly changing strategic, operational, staffing, and development needs of global operations. I develop and execute successful operational strategies by aligning and husbanding available resources to exceed aggressive performance goals. From rightsizing to turnarounds and downsizing, I produce synergistic cultures with high staff morale. By proactively preparing for growth and change, I deliver a significant advantage to each organization I represent in the global market place. Outside of work, I volunteer as a counselor for at-risk youths suffering from drug or alcohol addiction. My passions include: reading (history, historical fiction), golf, competitive shooting, physical training, swimming, yoga, camping, hiking, and anything else out of doors.
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Loyal & Trustworthy

I value my character and integrity above all things, and those traits are demonstrated in my personal and professional performance and behavior.  My character has, time and again, earned me the trust of others.  I also place a high value upon loyalty, and have learned how to develop loyalty over my many years of leadership experience.  For example, if I am provided the opportunity by a senior to express a recommendation, and a different choice is made, I carry out the senior's decision as if it were my own.  I believe loyalty is a required commodity, not an option.  With character, integrity, and loyalty; mutual trust is developed and all things become possible: groups become teams, individuals perform to their highest potential, and all profit.  I love setting the stage for that leap to mutual trust, and following through to the inevitable success of the company, its departments, divisions, teams, and employees.

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Inspirational Leader

I love working with and learning from people; and providing gold standard 'customer service' to the employees of my organization.  Through committed employee engagement, I help earn employee's trust that management considers employees the company's most valuable asset ..... because they are.  My work ethic has been honed to a fine edge by spending thousands of days getting the job done and not watching a clock.  I am comfortable with making decisions, and being held accountable for outcomes, under duress and with imperfect information.  Finally, I nurture and maintain a deep sense of humor and goodwill; and have been accused of being 'always upbeat!

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Patient & Driven 

I am an analyst by nature.  I gather facts wherever possible and shape those facts into patterns to identify problems, and scope solutions.  Patience is required to analyze challenges, scope problems, and optimize solutions.  Patience is also required to develop and apply different leadership styles to diverse individuals, as appropriate, to inspire their best performance.  I am driven and I love to win, hate to lose, and I embrace hard challenges. I've always learned from failures and setbacks, and apply those lessons to the "next hard thing

Education

  • Naval postgraduate school
    United States Naval Postgraduate School (Monterey, CA)
    Master of Science in System Analysis
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    U.S. Naval Academy
    Bachelor of Science in Physical Science
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    Naval Academy Preparatory School
    Diploma
  • Albany
    Albany High School
    Secondary Education

Experience

  • 2017 - 2018
    Chief of Staff
    CVHCare
  • 2015 - 2017
    Vice President, Human Resources
    PSC Biotech Corporation
  • 2013 - 2015
    Director, Human Resources
    U.S. Navy, Region Midwest
  • 2011 - 2013
    Commander
    U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command
  • 2009 - 2011
    Chief of Staff / Director of Operations
    Navy Recruiting Command
  • 2007 - 2009
    Commanding Officer
    Navy Recruiting District Philadelphia
  • 2004 - 2007
    Senior Staff & Liaison Officer
    Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
  • 2002 - 2004
    Commanding Officer
    Navy Reserve Recruiting Area NORTHEAST
  • 2001 - 2002
    Commanding Officer
    Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center - Amityville
  • 1986 - 2001
    Commissioned Officer
    U.S. Navy

Skills

Skill Years of Experience Personal Ranking
Executive Leadership

Years of Experience:

12
Personal Ranking:

Expert

Human Resources

Years of Experience:

27
Personal Ranking:

Expert

Recruiting / Talent Acquisition

Years of Experience:

20
Personal Ranking:

Expert

HR Compliance

Years of Experience:

21
Personal Ranking:

Advanced

Operations

Years of Experience:

20
Personal Ranking:

Expert

Budget Management

Years of Experience:

22
Personal Ranking:

Expert

Payroll

Years of Experience:

14
Personal Ranking:

Advanced

Benefits / Compensation

Years of Experience:

12
Personal Ranking:

Advanced

Employee Relations

Years of Experience:

30
Personal Ranking:

Expert

Labor Relations

Years of Experience:

9
Personal Ranking:

Advanced

Workforce Planning

Years of Experience:

13
Personal Ranking:

Expert

Policy Development

Years of Experience:

12
Personal Ranking:

Expert

Performance Management

Years of Experience:

30
Personal Ranking:

Expert

Project Management

Years of Experience:

11
Personal Ranking:

Advanced

Organizational Development

Years of Experience:

10
Personal Ranking:

Expert

International Business

Years of Experience:

6
Personal Ranking:

Intermediate

Process Improvement

Years of Experience:

16
Personal Ranking:

Expert

Training

Years of Experience:

30
Personal Ranking:

Expert

Leadership

Years of Experience:

30
Personal Ranking:

Expert

Recommendations

  • I know Eric as one of the standout leaders and senior-level human capital strategist in the U.S. Navy. Eric has a verifiable record of consistently delivering on complex human capital workforce requirements in a variety of roles and capacities across a 400,000-plus uniformed workforce. In his current role as the Deputy Total Force Manager for Navy Region Midwest, Eric oversees the talent management and development of 16,000 employees in support of the Navy's human capital requirements covering 16 states. Prior to that, Eric led 400+ employees and was instrumental in defining and accessing to Navy-wide manpower needs that were directly tied to the Navy's long-term strategic goals and objectives. What impresses me most about Eric is his leadership experience and expertise in all key HR value chain activities. He is a mature leader who knows how to bring out the best in the one true source of competitive advantage . . . human capital. The results speak, Eric consistently achieves breakthrough results and delivers on challenging mission requirements. He is, in my view, an ideal senior staff leader, line business partner, and manager who understands business and how to align human capital to deliver on organizational requirements.

    Dr. George Taylor III, SPHR, SCP, Co-Founder - Serent Properties LLC - ENTORGCORP, LLC

  • I have had the pleasure of knowing Eric Johnson for over 30 years - from our time as classmates at the U.S. Naval Academy through (and including) our close working relationship when we served together on the staff of the Chief of Naval Personnel. Eric Johnson exudes a remarkably strong perspective, sense of self, and desire to lead and serve others; he is truly dedicated to the promotion and prosperity of the others. Highly respected for his integrity, unswerving loyalty, and superior judgment, his leadership abilities and dedication earned him the admiration of all who worked with and for him. Experienced, motivated, and results focused, Eric is an inclusive manager whose innovative team building, effective communications and passion for the mission brings out the best in all personnel and develops their full potential. He is uniquely adept at defining problems accurately, tackled significant challenges and delivering solutions, and then building and leading teams to attain success. A valued friend, Eric is an outstanding and inspiring leader, and has served as one of my most trusted peer mentors throughout my career. I recognize the value of a leader and a mentor who exhibits personal initiative, unparalleled motivation, and perceptive judgment. I observed and learned those values firsthand when I had the pleasure of working with Eric Johnson. His loyalty, drive for perfection, total dedication to the mission and exceptional professionalism will make him an extremely valued asset to any organization.

    CAPT Anne G. Hammond, USN (Ret.); Assistant Regional Director, Budget and Administration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

  • I had the pleasure of working with Eric for almost 15 years of my career as a Navy Human Resource Officer. Our paths crossed many times and, in every case, whatever Eric touched turned to "gold". He is a true patriot and proven Executive Leader who, through his strategic development ability and inspirational leadership, always achieved superior results. His expertise in leadership, recruitment, policy execution, and operations make him a valuable asset to any corporation. A must hire!

    CAPT Paul Weckman, USN (Ret.); Director, Veteran and Military Affairs at Sanford Health

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