Darius Johnson, Winter Class of 2016


Darius Johnson served 14 years on Active Duty in the United States Army where he earned the rank of Staff Sergeant (E-6). He continues to serve in the US Army Reserves today, with a military specialty as a Combat Medic. Darius served tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom with 2-3 Infantry Brigade, 3rd Brigade, and the 2nd Infantry Division. Throughout Darius’ career he was stationed at various locations: Ft. Lewis, Ft. Meade, Ft. Gordon, Ft. Sam Houston, Walter Reed Naval Medical Center, USAG Stuttgart, USAG Vicenza and Ft. Hood.

Darius left the Active Component of the Army to pursue personal and educational goals. He is currently a full-time student at Strayer University located in Rockville, Maryland, where his major is Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship.

This fellowship will provide Darius an invaluable opportunity to learn and grow with fellow veterans.  Furthermore, it will provide the foundational blocks for him to become a successful small business owner.