GS15 Jeffrey Lush
COL (Ret.) Wade Johnston joined the Klas Government team as the Director of Innovation upon retiring from the U.S.
Army after 27 years of service. The Iowa native received his commission from the ROTC program at the University
of South Dakota in 1993. He held command positions in the 75th Ranger Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, multiple
Special Mission Units (SMU) and the Joint Communications Support Element (JCSE). He served on the Joint Special
Operations Command (JSOC) J6 and HQDA CIO/G6 staffs. In his last assignment, he was the first CIO/G6 for Army
Futures Command (AFC) in Austin, TX. He has awards and decorations commensurate with his service.