Commanding Officer




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Captain Bill Johnson, a Wisconsin native, began his naval career in NROTC at the University of Minnesota graduating in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. He later earned a master’s degree in Education from the University of New Haven and a master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies at the Naval War College.

His operational tours include a Division Officer tour on USS BOSTON (SSN 703), Navigator / Operations Officer on USS CHICAGO (SSN 721), Executive Officer on USS LOUISIANA (SSBN 743)(G), Commanding Officer on USS MAINE (SSBN 741)(B), Commanding Officer on USS OHIO (SSGN 726)(G), and most recently as Chief of Staff at Carrier Strike Group FIVE / CTF-70 in Yokosuka, Japan.  He completed six deployments to various locations including the North Atlantic, Eastern Pacific, Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf as well as seven strategic deterrent patrols.

His shore assignments include serving as an instructor at Naval Submarine School, as the Deputy Commander for Readiness for Submarine Squadron SEVEN, and the Branch Head for Operations, Evaluation and Training at Strategic Systems Programs.  Additionally, he has a break in active duty for three years working as a high school math teacher in Chicago and serving in the Naval Reserve at Assault Craft Unit ONE.

He has earned various personal awards, but he is most proud of being part of submarine crews having earned the Arleigh Burke Award, the Omaha Trophy, a Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendations, and six Battle Efficiency “E” awards. 

Captain Johnson is married to the former Ms. Marney MacDougall of Chelmsford, MA, and they have three children: Ella, Moira, and Jack.