Captain Nathan C. Johnston
Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group
FIRST Navy Expeditionary Logistics Regiment
A native of Bogalusa, LA, Captain Johnston received both his commission and Bachelors of Science in History in May of 1997 upon graduation from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD. He also received his Masters in Business Administration in Financial Management from Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA in June of 2008.
Captain Johnston’s operational assignments include tours as Disbursing/Sales Officer aboard USS VANDEGRIFT (FFG-48) from 1998 to 2000, Surface Company Delta OIC at Navy Cargo Handling Battalion NINE from 2002 to 2003, Training Officer at Navy Cargo Handling Battalion ONE from 2003 to 2006, Operations Support Officer at First Navy Expeditionary Logistics Regiment from 2010 to 2013, and Commanding Officer at Navy Cargo Handling Battalion ONE from 2013 to 2015.
His assignments ashore include tours as Supply Officer at Surface Warfare Officers School Command, Operations and Maintenance Navy Reserve Budget Director at Navy Reserve Forces Command, the Director of Logistics and Expeditionary Support at Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group, N-4 Force Provider/Assignments Officer at Navy Reserve Forces Command, and Deployable Systems Capabilities Development Manager at the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.
Personal military decorations include the Navy Meritorious Service Medal (4 awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 awards). He also earned both the Navy Expeditionary Supply Corps and Surface Warfare Supply Corps qualifications. His professional achievements include certification as a Defense Financial Manager and sub-specialty codes in both Financial Management and Operations Research Analysis-Logistics.
He is married to Mrs. Katina Johnston, a native of Rocky Mount, NC. Together, they have three sons (Joshua, Troy and Caleb) and a daughter (Gracen).