Cmdr. Wesley A. Johnson
Cmdr. Wesley A. Johnson is a native of Memphis, TN. He received his commission from Auburn University in 2006, earning a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design. Following graduation, he was ordered to Pensacola, FL for flight training and designated a Naval Aviator earning his “wings of gold” in July 2008.
Johnson’s operational tours include Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 in Norfolk, VA as quality assurance officer and assistant officer in charge; HSC-25 forward deployed to Guam as tactics and training officer; HSC-11 in Norfolk, VA as operations, administrative, and training officer. Johnson has operated in every geographic combatant command region in support of Operations Unified Protector, Unified Response, Inherent Resolve, and the first Dynamic Force Employment with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group.
His shore assignments include Helicopter Sea Combat Weapons School Atlantic (HSCWSL) as a weapons and tactics instructor and Helicopter Advanced Readiness Program department head. In 2019, Johnson reported to Naval Personnel Command (PERS-43) as the second sea duty detailer before assuming the role as captain assignments officer for all aviation major commanders.
Johnson was selected for operational command in 2020 and reported to HSC-11 as the “Dragonslayers” executive officer in July of 2022.
Cmdr. Johnson has accumulated over 3200 flight hours primarily in the MH-60S. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4), Navy Achievement Medal (2), and various other personal, unit, and campaign awards.