Hayden Johnson ‘22 is the son of Richard and Wendi Johnson. Hayden is a Chemical Engineering major with an emphasis in Biomedicine from Gilmer, Texas. Hayden recently married his wife, Rebecca Johnson.
Hayden is currently a member of Corps staff where he serves as the Corps Inspector General as well as the Navy ROTC Midshipman Battalion Finance Officer. He is also a member of the O.R. Simpson Honor Society and the Corps’ Cultural Awareness and Diversity Expansion Team.
Off the Quad, Hayden is a member of the Christian Engineering Leaders and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, where he serves as a Sunday School teacher for high school juniors and seniors.
“My religion is a major part of my life. My favorite passage of scripture is 2 Nephi 2:25 which states ‘Men are that they might have joy.’ I believe we exist to find joy through everything that we are given, even the difficult and bitter things. I believe that ‘all things work together for good’ (Romans 8:28), and that by taking on responsibility for what we are able and leaving the rest up to God, we can find the deepest levels of meaning and therefore joy. I work to remain optimistic even in the face of uncertainty, adversity, and ambiguity,” Hayden said of his faith.
Upon graduating from Texas A&M, Hayden plans to commission into the U.S. Navy and travel the world with his wife, Rebecca.
“My time in the Corps has allowed me to push myself in ways I never really expected. I initially joined the Corps because I wanted to become a Naval Officer, and ROTC required it. Now, I can’t imagine doing anything else. The Corps has helped me accomplish academic, physical fitness, and leadership goals. I feel better equipped not only to become a leader in the U.S. military, but also in the private sector when my service is over, and even in my own home and family. I experience a greater sense of meaning and purpose by being a part of this organization. I truly believe it is helping me to become the best version of myself. I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity I have this year to serve as the Corps Inspector General, and I hope to give back to this organization and influence it for good,” Hayden said of his time in the Corps.
We are proud of Hayden and all of his successes, both on and off the Quad. We know he will continue to excel in his future endeavors. God bless & Gig ‘Em, Hayden!