Upon graduation from USNA in 2000, LCDR Johnson was initially assigned to USS CARTER HALL (LSD 50) as communications officer and EKMS Manager where he fleeted up to Navigator. As a Department Head, he served as Operations Officer aboard USS GERMANTON (LSD 42) and as the N3 at Amphibious Squadron THREE (CPR3).
After serving at CPR3, LCDR Johnson earned a Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College in Newport. Upon graduation, LCDR Johnson joined the Staff Plans Division at Expeditionary Warfare Training Group, Pacific (EWTGPAC) in Coronado, CA, where he managed the Amphibious Warfare Indoctrination and Expeditionary Warfare Staff Planning Courses. During his tour at EWTGPAC, he was selected to fill an IA billet as the Forward Staging Base OIC for the Cultural Engagement Group at SOCCENT in Qatar. His most recent shore tour saw him stationed in Toulon, France, where he served as the PEP Officer for the French Naval Academy.
Currently, he serves as the Executive Officer aboard USS ANCHORAGE (LPD 23) in San Diego, CA.
His personal awards include the Joint Commendation Medal, five Navy Commendation Medals, and a Navy Achievement Medal.