Bulldog in Action: Senior Airman Bryan Johnson

Senior Airman Bryan Johnson, 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn. inspects the guidance section of a missile, Aug. 8, 2016.  Johnson is a Munitions Specialist with the Wing and is taking classes with a goal of becoming a physical therapist.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Ralph Kapustka)

Senior Airman Bryan Johnson, 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn. inspects the guidance section of a missile, Aug. 8, 2016. Johnson is a Munitions Specialist with the Wing and is taking classes with a goal of becoming a physical therapist. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Ralph Kapustka)

DULUTH, Minn. --

Duty title:  Munitions Specialist

Why is serving in the Minnesota National Guard important to you?  When going through basic and technical trainings, I realized that this was a lot more than just paying for school.  It's a way to serve your country and meet new people...this is huge.

What military accomplishment are you most proud of?  I don't know that I'm most proud of one in particular, it's more of a combination of things.  I received a 93% cumulative score on my ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) test and a 100% on all fitness tests since joining the military.  In basic training, I was in the top three in fitness out my entire graduating class consisting of hundreds of Airmen and was recognized as an honor graduate.  I was also named top graduate at my Munition Systems Technical School.

What is the favorite part about your job?  I love the people that I work with.  The job comes first, but we have fun and enjoy what we do.

What inspires you?  My Dad has been a motivating force in all aspects of my life.  I also saw a quote, "anything less than your best is a waste," that has motivated me as well.

What are your future goals? I would like to get a doctorate in physical therapy from the College of St. Scholastica with the ultimate goal of getting commissioned and becoming a fighter pilot at the 148th Fighter Wing.

What is your favorite part about being a member of the 148th?  Being a member of something larger than yourself, a sense of belonging...upholding the constitution and the oath that we take.  It has also given me the opportunity to know a group of diverse people that I probably wouldn't have had the opportunity to meet if it wasn't for the military.