FORCM(AW/SW) Anthony J. Johnson
Force Master Chief
Commander, Naval Air Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet
A native of Dayton, Ohio, Force Master Chief Johnson enlisted in the Navy in July 1975. Upon completion of Basic and Apprentice training, he transferred to the Fleet as an undesignated seaman and before long was designated a Ships Serviceman.
Upon completing his initial active duty enlistment, Force Master Chief Johnson transferred to the United States Naval Reserve for a period of eight years. During his tenure in the reserves, Master Chief Johnson worked in both the Ships Serviceman and Storekeeper ratings while attached to the USS VREELAND (FF 1068) and Advance Supply Battalion (ASB) 110 detachments.
Returning to active duty in 1987, Force Master Chief Johnson attended NAVET School in Orlando, FL, with a follow on tour to the Fleet. He then attended Storekeeper 'A' school at Naval Technical Training Center Meridian, MS, and converted to the Storekeeper rating. He headed back to sea duty as an Integrated Shipboard Maintenance Support ISMS instructor. He subsequently qualified and was designated a Master Training Specialist in 1995. He graduated with honors from the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy in Newport, R.I., in 2000.
Master Chief Johnson's sea duty assignments include USS YOSEMITE (AD 19) homeported at Mayport, FL; USS WILLIAM C LAWE (DD 763) homeported at New Orleans, LA; USS KINKAID (DD 965) and USS FOX (CG 33) homeported at San Diego, CA; USS NASSAU (LHA 4) homeported at Norfolk, VA; and Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 113 (VAW 113) homeported at Point Mugu, CA, and attached to the USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) battle group as Command Master Chief.
His shore assignments include Integrated Shipboard Maintenance Support (ISMS) instructor at Fleet Training Center, San Diego, CA; Supply Department Head at Naval Security Group Activity, Menwith Hill Station, United Kingdom; Supply Department Leading Chief Petty Officer at Naval Support Activity, Souda Bay, Crete; Logistics Directorate Leading Chief Petty Officer and Command Master Chief at Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, United Kingdom; and Command Master Chief of U.S. Information Operations Command, Misawa, Japan; and Patrol and Reconnaissance Forces FIFTH and SEVENTH Fleet and Fleet Air Forward, Atsugi, Japan.
Master Chief Johnson reported aboard as the Commander, Naval Air Forces Pacific, Force Master Chief in August 2012.
His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy Achievement Medal (six awards) and various service and campaign awards. His educational achievements include a Bachelors of Liberal Arts degree and a Quality Management certification from National University in San Diego, CA.