Milton C. Johns began his second term as Chairman At-Large on January 1, 2012.He and his wife Shellie have lived in Prince William County since 1991. They have two children, Caitlin, a 2008 graduate of Battlefield High School, and Wyatt, who attends Patriot High School. Mr. Johns is an attorney in private practice and has spent over 20 years in the national defense industry as a program and contracts manager, as well as corporate counsel. He is also a former adjunct professor of business law at Strayer University in Woodbridge, Virginia and of legal research and writing at George Mason University School of Law.A graduate of George Washington University with a B.A. in Political Science, he earned a master’s degree from that school in Security Policy Studies. His Juris Doctorate was awarded by the George Mason University School of Law with high honors.Before taking office as Chairman at Large in January 2008, Mr. Johns served as the Brentsville District Representative to the Prince William County School Board from January 2004 through December 2007. Mr. Johns served as Vice Chairman of the Prince William County School Board from January 2004 through December 2004.Mr. Johns has served as the Vice Chairman of The Governor’s School @ Innovation Park Joint School Board since June 2009. He is also a member of the Radford University Board of Visitors, appointed to a four-year term by Governor Bob McDonnell in July 2010. Mr. Johns served on Governor McDonnell’s K–12 Education Transition team from November 2009 to January 2010. In September 2011, he was appointed by the Rector of Radford University to chair the Academic Affairs Committee. Mr. Johns has been elected by unanimous acclamation as Vice Rector of Radford University effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.
Mr. Johns was awarded the Aeronautical Merit Cross, second class, by the government of Spain in 1995. He is published in fiction and nonfiction.