PO1 John Johnson

PO1 John Johnson

Dates of Service: Jul 1979 - Sep 1999
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  • SR Jul 79
  • SA Sep 79
  • SN Feb 81
  • PO3 Sep 81
  • PO2 Jan 84
  • PO1 Jul 96

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No professional goals at this point, however I expect to return to the workforce in the near future if my wife's health continues to deteriorate. Still learning, as life never quits.

Military Experiences

Sep 1996 - Sep 1999
ANT Long Island
"BosunMaster" (1/2 BM, 1/2 QM), Buoy Operations
Supervised and planned unit buoy operations, and Coxswain of a CG 46' BUSL (Boat, Utility, Stern Loader). Maintained buoys, lighted/unlighted CG Aids to Navigation structures, including lighthouses.
Aug 1994 - Sep 1996
Sep 1993 - Aug 1994
Quartermaster (Navigator)
Assisted with navigating the ship from Point A to Point B without hitting something. Conducted patrols from the Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska, US West Coast and farther South into Mexican and other Central American Countries International waters; Main duties were drug interdiction, alien human smuggling interdiction, Search and Rescue. Aug-November '94: Took the USCGC Resolute south, through the Panama Canal, and up the Chesapeake Bay to Baltimore, MD, and swapped the Resolute for another Medium Endurance Cutter that had been completely re-habbed via the FRAM Program. Returned to Astoria, OR with the USCGC Alert.
Sep 1990 - Sep 1993
ANT South Portland
"BosunMaster" (1/2 BM, 1/2 QM) Bouy Operations
Conducted unit buoy operations, and Coxswain of a CG 46' BUSL (Boat, Utility, Stern Loader). Maintained buoys, lighted/unlighted USCG Aids to Navigation structures, including lighthouses.


(20 years, 3 months)
Jul 1979 - Sep 1999
Too many to list or even remember!
Vessel navigation, boat crew, Boarding Officer and Boarding Party member. Qualified expert Colt M16 A2, Colt M1911 A1 .45cal, Beretta M9 9mm, Reminington M870 Shotgun, and in my mind I rocked the Browning .50cal whenever the Gunner's Mates allowed me to honor it whilst in their presence!

Military Credentials

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Aug 1981 - Sep 1981

Quartermaster "A" School, SSC - NAVTRACEN Orlando

Jun 1981 - Jul 1981

Signalman "A" School, SSC - NAVTRACEN Orlando


Jun 1991

Coxswain, 46' BUSL (USCG)

Oct 1986

Coxswain, 45' BUFL (USCG)

Security Clearance
None / Expired

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

Started in 1979

College of Common Sense

Doctorate, Life in general.

Started in 1961

Life in General!

Master's Degree, in Life's problems and successes, etc.

Started in 1961

School of Hard Knocks