Terry Johnson served 25 years as a commissioned Army officer and another nearly 12 years as a government contractor writing future Army concepts.
He was the Chief of Professional Development in the Department of Military Instruction at the United States Military Academy from 1983 to 1986. In this position he published the annual Professional Notebook a compendium of guides and leadership advice for graduating cadets.
As a contractor in support of the Army Training and Doctrine Command he was the lead writer for a number of Army Concepts. The 2008 US Army Concept for the Human Dimension, a comprehensive study and concept that outlined what the Army needed to do to develop future Soldiers and their leaders in the Moral, Cognitive, and Physical components that make up the Human Dimension. He was the lead on the 2013 revision of this concept working in the Army Capabilities and Integration Center. This concept is currently in staffing, though Terry no longer works at TRADOC since his retirement in May 2013.
He is currently working with another author, Robert Ancell, on a book dealing with developing Army leaders.