Master Chief Johnson enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1977. Upon completion of recruit training in Cape May, NJ, he attended MK-A School. His first assignment was onboard the USCGC SHERMAN, and then at USCG Station Umpqua River in Winchester Bay, OR. After a Break in active duty service as a commercial fisherman, he re-entered the Coast Guard in 1983. Shortly after arriving at USCG Station Umpqua River he attended BM-A School. He has completed tours at the following units: USCG Station Tillamook Bay, OR; USCGC CAPE CARTER in Auke Bay, AK; USCG Station Yaquina Bay, OR; USCG District Seventeen Boat Manager in Juneau, AK; (OIC) USCG Station Ketchikan, AK; Instructor at the Chief Petty Officer Academy in Petaluma, CA and (OIC) USCG STANT Saint Ignace, MI.
His military awards include two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals, and one Commendants Letter of Commendation among many others.
Executive Petty Officer (XPO)
The Station's Executive Petty Officer is Chief Boatswain's Mate Kevin A. Speer.
Engineering Petty Officer (EPO)
The Station's Executive Petty Officer is Chief Machinery Technician Ryan Lewis.