Colonel Andrew Martin Johnson, a native of Windom, Minnesota, is the son of Clayton Andrew Johnson and Emma Phylis Bennett. Col. Johnson attended the University of Minnesota where he received his Bachelor of Arts, and completed graduate studies in Public Administration, there, as well. He also completed training at Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Col. Johnson was active in his local community as a member of the Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) and volunteer coordinator of Meals on Wheels.
He also held membership in the VASA Swedish Descent Society; the National Rifle Association; the Fraternal Order of Elks; the Izaak Walton League of America; the Cottonwood County, Minnesota Historical Society; La Society Des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux; the American Society of Military Insignia Collectors; and the Orders and Medals Society of America.
Col Johnson was a National Security Commissioner of the American Legion; History Committee Chairman of the Douglas Park Civil Association of Arlington, Virginia; and Veteran Affiliate of the 3rd Infantry Regiment. He was also a former Commander of Garrison 65 of the Army and Navy Union of the United States of America.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars; Association of the US Army; Army Historical Foundation; Reserve Officers Association; Civil Affairs Association, US Army; Arlington Heritage Alliance; Civil War Preservation Trust Member; and Friends of Fort Ward Civil War Park.
Col. Johnson received the following foreign decorations: The Ethnic Minorities Development Medal, RVN; and the Order of Polonia Restitution, Poland.