Joseph Paul Johnson, Select One

Cmdr., U.S. Navy

Military Professor National Security Affairs
Joseph P Johnson Photo


Graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. Operational experience as a Naval Flight Officer in the EA-6B Prowler with operational tours in VAQ-141 and VAQ-130. Combat carrier operations in SOUTHERN WATCH, ENDURING FREEDOM, and NEW DAWN, on USS ENTERPRISE (2001), LINCOLN (2006) and TRUMAN (2010). Pentagon tour working for Asst. Sec. of the Navy (FM&C) as a budget writer in FMB-1, writing the Navy's $9.5B ship maintenance and depot budgets. Subspecialty designations in naval strategy and defense financial management.

Contact Information

Areas of Expertise

  • Electronic Warfare
  • Military Planning

Professional Highlights


Military Professor National Security Affairs, Policy sub-course


Financial Manager/Budget Analyst: Office of Asst. Secretary of the Navy, Financial Management and Comptroller

Lead budget writer and execution analyst for the $9.5B ship maintenance and ship depot operations budgets.

Operations Officer, VAQ-130

Assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron 130 flying the EA-6B. OEF and ONW combat flying aboard USS TRUMAN.

Carrier Strike Group Electronic Warfare Officer (Staff)

Assigned to CCSG-9 in Everett, WA, aboard USS LINCOLN, as the Electronic and Information Warfare Officer as Strike Group staff.

EA-6B Fleet Replacement Squadron Flight Instructor

Assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron 129 as a ECMO flight instructor in Oak Harbor, WA.

EA-6B Naval Flight Officer

Assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron 141 aboard USS ENTERPRISE.


M.B.A, Naval Postgraduate School

M.A., U.S. Naval War College, National Security and Strategic Studies

Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air University

B.S., U.S. Naval Academy, Political Science

Related Credentials

Certified Defense Financial Manager

Awards and Decorations

Meritorious Service Medal

Air Medal (2 SF)

Navy Commendation with Combat Valor (V) (x3)

Navy Achievement (x3)

Other Honors

Distinguished Graduate
Air Command and Staff College

External Memberships and Associations

American Society of Military Comptrollers

News, Media, & Events


U.S. Naval War College Graduation: November 2018

Nov. 14, 2018
12:00 p.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

The Year of the Gray Wolf: The Rise of Turkey’s New Ultranationalism

Jul. 16, 2018
War On The Rocks
Article Publication

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