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Cherokee Engineering Services LLC
An Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB)
Provides traditional Chemical Engineering and Certified Systems Programmatic Research and Development services to Government and Commercial entities.





  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas, 2005, minor General Business Administration

  • Member of the U.S. Department of Defense Acquisition Corp since February 2013

  • Defense Acquisition University Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering—Systems Engineering (SPRDE-SE) Level III for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army, certified since April 2011

  • Aviation Safety and Security Certificate, University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering, Mar 2010

  • Career Program-12 Certificate, U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center Joint Services Safety and Occupational Health Federal Career Program-12, Dec 2010

  • U.S. Department of Defense Army Civilian Training, Education and Development System (ACTEDS) Intern in Career Program (CP) 12 July 2008 – July 2010

  • Certified Safety and Health Specialist, Eastern Kentucky University, OSHA, Nov 2008

  • CP 12, Joint Service Safety and Occupational Health Training, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, 4 months, July 2008 - Nov 2008

  • Previously qualified by the U.S. Navy:

    • To handle explosives

    • Technical Laser Safety Officer (TLSO)

    • Laser Safety Officer (LSO)

  • Non-Ionizing Safety Officer (RSO) through NARDA

  • Computer Skills

    • Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Mat Lab, SAP, Aspen, Provision II, Process Book (PI), Minitab, some experience with Cheetah, DPlot, SBEDS-W, CTH

NAICS 541330 


Cherokee Engineering Services LLC was started in 2018.  Our company offers:

  • DOT/UN testing support for type classification of hazardous substances

  • Protective construction support

  • Architectural Services

  • Weapons hazard classification support

  • Weapons systems engineering support

  • Innovation Research and Development Support

  • Think tank solutions

  • Safety Engineering services

  • Chemical Engineering services

  • Test and Evaluation support

About the President


My name is Glenanne Johnson and I grew up in North West Arkansas and attended the University of Arkansas.  I studied Chemical Engineering and have 15 years of engineering experience in chemical process industries and defense.  

I have spent most of my career as a weapons systems engineer and was the US Army's Safety Engineer for the THAAD missile system.

I started Cherokee Engineering Services LLC in 2018 to bid on Innovation Research and Development contracts to further my developmental efforts to increase soldier maneuverability and survivability.

I have two technologies I am developing for soldiers that can be adapted to vehicle and aircraft:

  • Targeted Armor Composite Nano Engineered Technology (TACNET) 

    • new armor solutions for personnel, vehicles, and air craft

  • Ballistic Blunt Impact Shock Cancelling Technology (BBI-SCT)

    • new shock cancelling technologies for vibration isolations and personnel protection

I named the company Cherokee Engineering Services LLC to honor my great grandfather who is full blood Cherokee Indian, Reuben Wilson.

In addition to IRAD development, I want a company that can support women minority engineers, Veterans, and parents.  I hope to employ many deserving people during my tenure as President.

I added architectural services and protective construction because my father is an architect and I specialized in protective construction.  I hope to work with my father's company, Tom Johnson Architecture LLC, who is a cancer survivor and a talented, wonderful person I want to spend more time with!  He is married to a beautiful Cherokee Indian, Kathy Weeks who I hope to employ as our administrative support.

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