Wednesday May 29, 2024

Frontlines to Punchlines with Robin Johnson 'Phoenix'

After serving over 20 years in the United States Army, Robin's new mission is to uplift people, organizations, and communities through humor.

Robin began her military career as an enlisted Soldier in the Ohio National Guard before earning her commission as an active-duty officer through The Ohio State University ROTC program. Her career highlights include five deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq, commanding at both the Company and Battalion levels, serving as Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and working in the Strategic Initiatives Group for the Secretary of the Army. Her awards and decorations include the Airborne, Air Assault, and Pathfinder badges, three Bronze Stars, and the Defense Meritorious Service medal.

A Certified Humor Professional with the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, Robin teaches "Problem Framing Through Humor" at the Institute for Defense & Business at Duke University. As a TEDx Speaker, she has addressed hundreds of audiences on using humor to enhance psychological performance and wellness.

Featured on USA Today, ABC, CBS, VET TV, and Fox, Robin is an international touring comedian and speaker renowned for her relatable comedy and expertise in applying humor for leader development and suicide prevention.

To request more information or to book Robin as a speaker or comic at your next event, please utilize the form at the bottom of this page or email

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