Elton Johnson, Jr.
U.S. Army veteran
Elton Johnson, Jr., Founder of AmeriVet Securities, Inc., has served in the financial industry since 1977.
He has owned and operated AmeriVet Securities, Inc. since the company became a member of the self-regulatory organization now known as FINRA in 1994. Prior to owning his own stock brokerage company, he worked for several regional brokerage houses including Security Pacific Brokers and Kennedy, Cabot.
Shortly after graduating from college, Elton enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. He served in the 4th Marine Division for two years as an artilleryman before he obtained a conditional release and a lateral transfer to the U.S. Army in order to volunteer for U.S. Army Special Forces training (Green Berets).
Additionally, he served in the 19th Special Forces Group and the 12th Special Forces Group (Airborne) where he was trained as a Communications Specialist and cross-trained as a Heavy Weapons Specialist. In 1985, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Armor Branch. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Infantry Branch. Since 9/11, he has served two tours of duty in Iraq and one tour of duty in Afghanistan.
His military awards include the Bronze Star Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal.
Elton is a disabled U.S. veteran and an advocate for veteran’s rights. In 2010, he was the motivating force behind the passage of a California law which soon became known as Major Johnson’s Law. It assists California citizen-soldiers in maintaining their businesses while deployed on active military duty.
Elton is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he majored in finance, graduating with a bachelor’s in business administration from Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.
He is currently enrolled in American Military University where he is pursuing his master’s in business administration.