Master Chief Johnson enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in May 1994 at the Tampa MEPS, and attended Boot Camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina. His assignments include Marine Corps Security Guard, Marine Corps Security Force Company, Keflavik, Iceland; and Mortarman, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, weapons platoon, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. In 2000, he joined the Navy and served as an Electrician’s Mate aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima, and Gas Turbine System Technician aboard the destroyer USS Stump, both homeported in Norfolk, Virginia; Gas Turbine System Technician (Electrical) Leading Petty Officer, Assault Craft Unit Four, Little Creek, Virginia; Recruit Division Commander, Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois; Gas Turbine System Technician (Electrical) Leading Chief Petty Officer aboard the destroyer USS Fitzgerald, Yokosuka, Japan; Gas Turbine System Technician (Electrical) Leading Chief Petty Officer aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea, homeported in Mayport, Florida; and Canvass Recruiter, Navy Recruiting District New England, Boston, Massachusetts. In March 2016, he was selected into the Command Master Chief Program and reported to Military Entrance Processing Station, Memphis, Tennessee as the Senior Enlisted Advisor. Before assuming the position of Command Master Chief at U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa, he served as Command Master Chief aboard the USS ROSS (DDG 71).
Command Master Chief Johnson’s professional military education includes Navy Senior Enlisted Academy and the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Leadership Course. He earned an Associate in Science in Marine Engineering from Coastline Community College, Fountain Valley, California.
His military awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal, and various unit and service medals and ribbons.
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