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Rear Admiral Arthur J. Johnson:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: U.S. Pacific Command Representative Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Marianas
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Marianas
Rear Admiral Arthur J. Johnson is a native of Burlington, Vt. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in May 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Security Affairs. In June 1994, he graduated with a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, where his studies focused on U.S. Business and Government Relationships and Third World Politics. He is also a member of the Millenium Class at the National War College in Washington, D.C. and was awarded a master’s degree in national strategic studies in June 2000.
Rear Adm. Johnson attended flight training in Pensacola, Fla., and earned his naval aviator wings of gold in February 1981. He served in command and various staff positions in Hawaii, California, Keflavik, Iceland and the Pentagon. He deployed extensively throughout the Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean, and Pacific region. Afloat, he served as Operations Officer, Administrative Assistant, as well as Sea and Anchor Detail Officer Of the Deck onboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), where he earned Third Fleet’s Shiphandler of the Year honors for 1990.
Rear Adm. Johnson completed command tours at Naval Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii, where he commanded the “Golden Swordsmen” of Patrol Squadron 47 and at Naval Air Station Brunswick, Maine, as Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Five. Most recently he served as the Assistant Deputy Director for Politico-Military Affairs-Asia in the Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate of the Joint Staff.
His awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy Commendation Medal (five awards) and the Navy Achievement Medal.
Updated: 18 February 2004


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