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Richard A. Johnson, JD’97

Member, Vermont Law and Graduate School Board of Trustees
COO, Voi, Hanover, NH

JD, Vermont Law School, 1997

MA, Tufts University

BS, Oceanography, U.S. Naval Academy

Richard A. Johnson, JD’97


Rick Johnson is COO for Voi, Inc., a technology company focused on reducing suicide and other behavioral health issue . Prior to this he was the Director of Operations/Finance/Strategy of the Population Health Collaboratory at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.  He also worked for Cubic Corporation as a senior military analyst in the U.S. Naval War College’s Wargaming Department.  At the U.S. Naval War College, Rick designed and directed a number of war games, developed and managed the U.S. Naval War College’s Maritime Homeland Security/Defense Planners’ Workshop, and instructed Fortune 50 Company corporate staffs on how to conduct and implement strategic and operational planning.  Rick previously worked as the Associate Director of The Dartmouth Institute at Dartmouth College, a Vermont Assistant Attorney General, an associate in a large private law firm in Boston, and as clerk for the Vermont Supreme Court.

Rick retired in June 2015 as Colonel in the United States Marine Corps after 34 years of service.  His last position was as the Military Advisor to the Department of Defense’s Deputy Inspector General of Overseas Contingency Operations (Operations INHERENT RESOLVE, UNITED ASSISTANCE, and FREEDOM SENTINEL).  Previous assignments include Chief of Staff/Vice Chief of Staff for Marine Forces Reserve, Senior International Affairs Analyst in National Defense University’s Center for Applied Strategic Learning, a Commanding Officer of a KC-130T squadron, a strategic planner at U.S. Joint Forces Command, an Intelligence Officer, and an A-6E aviator. Rick holds an MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College, where he graduated with highest distinction, a JD from the Vermont Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude, a MA in Law and Diplomacy, International Relations, from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and a BS in Oceanography from the U.S. Naval Academy.