Nautical Science II Instructor
Professional Maritime Studies
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Lieutenant Eric Johnson is originally from Chester, New Jersey. He reported to the United States Coast Guard Academy in 2006 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in 2010. Upon graduating, LT Johnson’s first tour was as Student Engineer aboard USCGC Resolute (WMEC-620), a 210-foot medium endurance cutter, home-ported in St. Petersburg, Florida. From June 2010 through June 2012, LT Johnson served as the Electrical Division Officer, Damage Control Assistant, and Assistant Engineer Officer, and conducted counter-drug and alien migrant interdiction operations in the Caribbean as an Officer of the Deck and Boarding Officer.
Following his tour on Resolute, LT Johnson served from July 2012 through June 2014 as the as the Executive Officer onboard USCGC Edisto (WPB-1313), a 110-foot patrol boat, home-ported in San Diego, California where he continued to specialize in counter-drug and alien migrant interdiction law enforcement. In July 2014, he reported to the United States Coast Guard Academy Professional Maritime Studies branch, where he currently serves as a Nautical Science II instructor.
LT Johnson’s awards include two Coast Guard Achievement Medals and various other unit and team awards.
LT Johnson lives in Groton, Connecticut and enjoys sailing, skiing, wind surfing, and hiking when not working.