Alan Johnson was born and raised in South Florida. He started his medical career as a Special Forces Medic in 1990. He received an Associate of Science from Palm Beach Community College in 1995. He completed the University of Florida Physician Assistant Program in 1997. He earned his Master’s Degree in Family Medicine from the University of Nebraska. In December of 2015, he earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Science, Arts, and Technology of Montserrat, British West Indies. He is an honor’s graduate from the US Army’s Flight Surgeon Course. He is an active member of American Academy of Physician Assistants, Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, Society of Army Physician Assistants, and the Society of US Army Flight Surgeons. He served in the US Army for over thirty-four years and is a Colonel in the Florida National Guard.