Sergeant Major Johnson is a native of Washington D.C., He enlisted in the U.S. Marines April 1999 upon graduating recruit training at Recruit Depot Parris Island SC he reported to Infantry Training Battalion Camp Geiger, NC. He then went to Weapons Training Battalion where he was assigned the primary Military Occupation Skill (MOS) 0341 in Oct 1999.
In October of 1999, Private First Class Johnson reported to 3rd Bn 3rd Marines India Co Wpns Plt Kaneohe Bay, HI. While in 3rd Bn 3rd Marines, Johnson served as a Mortar Man and Section Leader. During this tour he participated in 2 deployments on UDP and once with the 31st MEU in support of OIF.
In January 2004, Cpl Johnson executed orders to Marine Corps Security Forces where he received the MOS 8153 Cadre Trainer and later reported to 7th Fleet Yokosuka, Japan. While in Yokosuka, Japan he served as primary instructor of anti-terrorism level II and Auxiliary Security Force chief instructor. During this tour he attended Small Arms Marksmanship instructors Course (SAMI) and Non-Lethal Instructors Course.
Sergeant Johnson departed Yokosuka, Japan in December 2005 where he reported to 1st Bn 8th Marines Regiment 81’s Plt as 1st Section leader and later was the Platoon Sergeant for the 24th MEU commanders Personal Security Detail during OIF operations. While on the MEU deployment Sergeant Johnson conducted a Non-Combative Evacuation Operation in Beirut Lebanon in 2006 which resulted in a humanitarian relief.
In May 2007 Sergeant Johnson reported to Recruiting School San Diego, CA. Upon graduation from Recruiting School, he obtained the 8411 MOS and was assigned to 4th District Recruiting Station Frederick, MD. He served as canvassing recruiter and assistant Noncommissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC). During this tour he attended Infantry Unit Leaders Course (IULC) and Foreign Weapons Instructors Course (FWIC).
In June of 2010 Staff Sergeant Johnson was reassigned to, 2nd Bn 3rd Marines Kaneohe Bay, HI as an Embedded Training Team during combat operations in Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan (OEF). Later Staff Sergeant Johnson was assigned to Golf Co Weapons Platoon for Unit Deployment Program Japan. He served as Platoon Sergeant and Company Gunnery Sergeant. During this time he attended Foreign Military Advisors Course, Army Mortar Leaders Course and Staff Noncommissioned Career Course.
In February 2013, Johnson reported to Marine Forces Pacific Camp Smith, HI and served as headquarters and service Battalion First Sergeant and then assigned to G3 Current Operations as Staff Noncommissioned Officers in Charge. He also was Mobile Training Team Chief Advisor for Maldivian Marine Corps. During this tour he attended Ground Operations Specialist Course.
In May 2015 Gunnery Sergeant Johnson reported to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment and was assigned as the Senior Enlisted Advisor for Special Capabilities Training Jordan and then assigned as Company Gunnery Sergeant for Suicide Charley. During this tour he has participated in Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) and was attached to 501st Paratroopers for Operation Resolute Support (ORS) in Kandahar Afghanistan and Syria. During this tour he attended Advanced Course.
In March 2018 First Sergeant Johnson PCS'd as Inspector Instructor Site First Sergeant for MWSS 473 DET A, MAG 41 located at Naval Air Station Lemoore, CA. During this tour he has attended First Sergeants Course, the E-8 Regional Seminar, Senior Leader Legal Course and Marine Corps Senior Enlisted PME and OSCAR GEN III Master Trainer course.
In May 2021First Sergeant Johnosn Reported to 5thBN 11thMAR Camp Pendelton, CA he served as Battery T First Sergeant and deployed in support of UDP 22.1 attached to 3rd Bn 12th Marines Okinawa, Japan.
SgtMaj Johnson is currently serving as Battalion Sergeant Major for Combat Logistics Battalion 11, Camp Pendleton, CA.
Sergeant Major Johnson's personal awards include Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with one gold star, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with one gold star, Humanitarian Medal, Combat Action ribbon and Combat Infantry Badge.