CDR Eric Johnson, USN
Chief Staff Officer, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Pacific
Commander Johnson, a native of Minneapolis Minnesota, graduated from the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota in 1992 with aBachelor of Arts in Social Science. Following graduation, he was commissioned and sent to Naval Flight Training where he earned his wings, and was designated as a Naval Flight Officer.
In 1995, Commander Johnson reported to Patrol Squadron EIGHT in Brunswick, Maine. During his tour he completed three deployments while serving in various positions as a qualified Navigator/Communicator, Tactical Coordinator, and Mission Commander.
In 1999, Commander Johnson reported to the Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility in Jacksonville, Florida serving first as the Airspace Officer and later as the Operations Officer.
Commander Johnson completed a lateral transfer to the Information Professional Community in 2002 and was assigned as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at BUPERS Sea Duty Component in Arlington, Virginia, serving in support of a CNO special project. During his assignment, he completed the Advanced Management Program at the National Defense University, earning CIO and Information Assurance Certifications.
In 2005, Commander Johnson reported to the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Bahrain as the Executive Officer, competing a one-year tour prior to accepting orders to Commander SECOND Fleet in Norfolk, Virginia.
In 2006, Commander Johnson reported to Commander SECOND Fleet, as the Office In Charge of Afloat Communications aboard USS WASP prior to being moved ashore and assigned responsibility of all afloat and shore communications. In 2007, he became the Deputy Director of the Communication and Information Systems (CIS) Directorate.
Commander Johnson accepted a Global War on Terrorism Support Assignment to the International Security Assistance Forces Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2008 where he served as the Combined Joint CIS Deputy Director of Operations.
In 2009, Commander Johnson reported to Commander Carrier Strike Group TWELVE aboard USS ENTERPRISE as the Deputy N6 and Knowledge Manager. During his tour he deployed to FIFTH Fleet as a qualified Battle Watch Captain, and was selected for the Acquisition Professional Community prior to receiving orders to Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Pacific in Wahiawa, HI.
Commander Johnson holds a Masters of Arts degree in Computer Resources and Information Management (Webster University), a Masters of Business Administration (Webster University), and a Masters of Science degree in Information Management (Syracuse University). His military decorations include a Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Air Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), and various other campaign and service medals.