The ASQ Inspection Division will honor on May 20 United States Air Force (USAF) Master Sergeant Gerald A. Johnson Jr. as the the 2019 Chuck Carter International Inspector of the Year. Johnson will be acknowledged at an award ceremony held during the Division’s Annual General Membership Meeting in conjunction with ASQ’s World Conference on Quality and Improvement in Fort Worth, TX.

Sergeant Johnson joined the Air Force in 2003. He is a USAF Metrology Laboratory Evaluator, Laboratory Certification Branch, USAF Metrology and Calibration (AFMETCAL) Division, Agile Combat Support (ACS) Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, located in Heath, Ohio. He is a highly skilled calibration technician, trainer, and manager, consistently highlighted by USAF superiors and senior leaders as "head and shoulders above the rest.” Johnson’s attention to detail, commitment to excellence, and sustained superior performance have distinguish him from his peers. He progressed his career by becoming certified in various calibration measurement area disciplines to include Linear, Temperature, Pressure, Angular, Force, Mass, Torque, Optics, Flow, Microwave Frequency, DC/Low Frequency, Resistance, Phase Noise, Capacitance, Hi-Voltage, RF Power and Attenuation.

Sergeant Johnson has a long history of superior performance as a leader, manager, and calibration technician. Below is a list of his awards in order of most recent to least: • ASQ Columbus Section Quality Technician of the Year, 2019 • Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the 1st Quarter, 2018 • Pacific Air Forces Maintenance Effectiveness Team Award, 2017 • Maintenance Support Professional of the Quarter, 2017 • Verne Orr Team Award, 2016 • Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the 1st/2nd Quarter, 2016 • Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award, 2015 • Top Maintenance Performer of the Quarter, 2011 • Lt Gen Leo Marquez Award of Excellence, 2010 • Maintenance Professional of the Quarter 2007. 

Additional honors and awards include 1 Meritorious Service Medal and 3 Commendation Medals Sergeant Johnson, his wife, Silvia, and daughters Nia and Nala moved to Pataskala, Ohio from Japan in 2017. In his spare time, Johnson enjoys reading, watching movies, and exploring investment opportunities.

The Inspection Division has offered the Inspector of the Year Award since 1974. For a list of the previous award recipients, an award application, or additional information about the ASQ Inspection Division and the award, visit