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Command Master Chief Aaron D. Johnson

Command Master Chief Aaron D. Johnson, a native of Sterling, Colorado, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in January 1994.

Following completion of basic training and seaman apprentice training at Recruit Training Command Orlando, Florida, he reported to his first tour of duty aboard USS Shenandoah (AD 44) in Norfolk, Virginia. After striking out of deck department as a signalman, he decommissioned the Shenandoah and transferred to USS Milius (DDG 69) in San Diego, California, where he became a plankowner and the first aboard to attain enlisted surface warfare specialist. He then was accepted to the explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) program and attended the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center, Class 98-60, followed by Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal Class 99-10, where he was the honor graduate.

Since entering Navy EOD, Johnson’s assignments include numerous mobile EOD and naval special warfare EOD platoons, a MK6 marine mammal detachment, EOD Shore Detachment Middle Pacific, Navy Recruiting District St. Louis special warfare coordinator, EOD Company 11-1 leading chief petty officer (LCPO), EOD Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11 operations LCPO, EODMU-11 command master chief, and Commander, Task Force (CTF) 52/ Mine Countermeasures Squadron (MCMRON) 5 command master chief.

In October 2022, he assumed his current position as command master chief of Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal located at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

Johnson was a Dean’s List graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 192 “Khaki”) and was named honor graduate. He also graduated with honors from American Military University with a Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security.

His personal decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Army Commendation Medal with Combat V, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards), Combat Action Ribbon, and various unit and campaign awards.

Last Updated: 6 February 2023

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