District Director Among Elite Group Chosen For Civilian Role With U.S. Army
Dr. Jeraline Johnson, Director of Choice and Career Options for the School District of Palm Beach County, was recently appointed as a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) during a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. She is one of seven Civilian Aides selected by the U.S. Army to serve in the role.
The Honorable Ryan D. McCarthy, Acting Secretary of the Army, selected Dr. Johnson to represent Florida (South). CASAs are an important part of the Army, as they help facilitate good relations between the Army and the public, as well as advising the Secretary about regional issues.
"My work to help others succeed can be seen through my 25+ years of teaching, counseling, and serving in administrative roles with the 10th largest school district in the nation,” Johnson said. “I am beyond honored to continue the work of providing accurate and beneficial information about how the Army can assist young men and women with fulfilling their career dreams and aspirations."
A graduate of Alabama State University, Palm Beach Atlantic University, and Nova Southeastern University, Johnson has served in various capacities on a local, state, and national level.
In addition to her role with the School District, she also works as an adjunct professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University, and serves in leadership positions with organizations such as the National Career Pathways Network.
"My entire career as an educator has allowed me to serve in a variety of positions to provide guidance to our youth and assist them and their parents in making well-informed decisions that would ultimately allow them to reach their goals and be the best they can be," Johnson said.
Each state, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories have one or more CASAs appointed to serve as a link between the Army and the community. CASAs are typically business or civic leaders who serve a two-year term without compensation. Terms may be extended to a total of 10 years of service. The secretary may recognize a civilian aide as a CASA Emeritus after 10 years of service with distinguished service.