Information Systems Technician Chief Petty Officer Johnson enlisted in the Navy at the age of 19. After graduating from Tonopah, NV High School in 1995, he attended recruit training at RTC Great Lakes, IL. Upon graduation from RTC, he entered his training through Airman Apprentice School in Great Lakes, IL. At the completion of school, he was assigned orders to USS INDEPENDENCE Yokosuka Japan as an undesignated Airman and assigned to G-5 Weapons division. ITC Johnson then cross rated to Seaman, took the Radioman Third Class exam and was selected to a Third Class Petty Officer.
ITC Johnson transferred from this tour of duty and had follow-on orders to VF-154 Black Knights Atsugi Japan where he was promoted to Second Class Petty Officer. During this assignment he was Work Center Supervisor for CVW-5 ADP shop. Soon after arrival, VF-154 was decommissioned and ITC received orders to HS-14 Chargers to finish his tour.
In 2002, he reported to NCTAMS DET London, UK as an IT Academy Instructor and Network Administrator, where he obtained multiple Microsoft and COMPTia certifications to include MCSA, MCSE and MCT. ITC Johnson was promoted to First Class Petty Officer in 2003. After his successful tour, ITC Johnson transferred and precommissioned the USS FREEDOM (LCS 1) as the Communications Leading Petty Officer.
In 2009, he reported to Mobile Communications Team One (MCT-1) and was assigned TAD to SEAL Team SEVEN where he deployed to Mosul Iraq for one year as the Joint Communications Officer.
He reported to NCTS FE DET Misawa Japan in February 2013 as an Assistant Information Assurance Officer and shortly after was selected to Chief Petty Officer where he now serves as the Assistant Officer in Charge and Senior Enlisted Leader.
ITC Johnson’s personal awards include a Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards) and the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards). He is authorized to wear the Enlisted Information Dominance Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Expeditionary Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist and Enlisted Aviation Warfare specialist insignias.