Commander Johns has been a member of the VFW since 2006 and earned his eligibility via his service with the U.S. Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2003-04. During his service in Iraq Commander Johns received numerous decorations including the Purple Heart Medal and Combat Action Badge.
Commander Johns has held different post, district and
department positions throughout the years, including as a two-time All-State
Post Commander, but is most proud of the accomplishments he has made while
spearheading the state’s legislative efforts on behalf of veterans. Numerous
pieces of veterans’ legislation have become law thanks to Commander Johns’
efforts in Madison, most notably passage of the Green Alert System, a first of
it its kind in the country and a model to other states.
Jason is a partner with the Waunakee based law firm of West & Dunn where he has dedicated a large part of his practice to advising his fellow veterans and their families with their service-connected disability appeals in front of the VA’s Board of Veterans Appeals and United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Commander Johns is also the President of N.M.L.B. Veterans Advocacy Group, a Madison based lobbying firm working on veteran issues in the Wisconsin State Legislature and in the U.S. Congress.
Commander Johns’ service to his brothers and sisters-in-arms began shortly after his leaving uniform as over the last 15 years he has served as the Deputy Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, National Judge Advocate for the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Fundraising & Marketing Committee for the Fisher House of Wisconsin, and Advisory Council for the University of Wisconsin’s Veteran Law Center. He currently also serves on the Hogs for Heroes Advisory Board and as the National Vice President for the Purple Heart Riders Association.
Jason lives outside of Oregon with his wife and three children and is a proud Gold Legacy Life Member of Wisconsin’s Mother Post 328 in Stoughton. When he is not busy fighting for his fellow veterans, the Commander can be found on the water fishing, on the links golfing, on the road riding his Harley Davidson or in the deer stand and/or duck blind.