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Johnnie D. Ross

West Virginia Ambassador

Name:  Johnnie D. Ross

Hometown: Charleston

E-mail Address:    

Business Position: Technician Principal

Civilian Education: Bachelors of Arts, Regents; Electronics Engineering Technology degree from West Virginia State University; DHS/FEMA Certificate-Incident Command System 

Organizations/Clubs/Philanthropies:  Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), AEP-Military Veterans Employee Resource Group (MVERG), United Way    

Civilian Honors: Legacy Coordinators’ Award, United Way 

Military Retirement Rank and Date, Service and Key Positions: Retired in 2016, Lieutenant Colonel (LTC), US Army Reserves; Battalion Commander-Rear 332nd Ordnance Battalion, Battalion Executive Officer 332nd Ordnance Battalion, HQ’s Company Commander 321st Ordnance Battalion, Schools Officer 80th Training Command.  

Name of Spouse and Children: Wife – Hope, Children – DeAndra, Amara, and Ania

Army Reserve Ambassador Johnnie D. Ross is a Technician Principal with American Electric Power. Ambassador Ross is retired from the US Army Reserve after serving 28 years in the Reserve Program.  He served with the 561st Corps Support Group during Operation Iraqi Freedom 2004-2005. He is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Liaison for AEP.  He serves with the West Virginia Employer Support of the Guard Reserve (ESGR) in the Employer Outreach program.  He currently is the Chair of the AEP Military Veterans Employee Resource Group and serves in multiples community organizations in Charleston, WV.  He has received multiple military awards to include the highly respected Bronze Star Award.