Maj. Christine N. Johnson

Maj. Christine N. Johnson is the Commander, 412th Force Support Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, California. The Force Support Squadron is responsible for providing sustainment, military and civilian personnel, manpower, educational development, family, deployment, and morale-and-welfare functions to support mission execution of the 412th Test Wing. The 412th Force Support Squadron serves more than 10,000 military, civilian, dependents and retirees, from “cradle to grave,” while sustaining mission capabilities.

Major Johnson is also a Mortuary Officer and Survivor Care Team lead for Edwards AFB and assists families with honorably laying fallen heroes to rest. Additionally, she is responsible for all local talent management and care solutions for the installation.

Major Johnson is a recent graduate of Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Alabama, earning a master’s degree in military operational art and science and becoming well-versed in military theory, leadership, airpower history, contemporary warfare, and joint campaigning to become a more critical thinker capable of leading diverse teams.  

Additionally, Major Johnson is a 2003 graduate of Pennsylvania State University. She attended Officer Training School in 2010. She has served in several capacities as a Personnel Officer, including Flight Commander in both the Military Personnel and Sustainment Services flights, Deputy Sexual Assault Coordinator, Chief of Personnel Operations and Assignments Branch at Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, and Operations Officer for the 355th Force Support Squadron. Major Johnson served a year as a Distinguished Visitor Mission Planner for the Joint Visitors’ Bureau at Headquarters, International Security Assistance Force, Kabul, Afghanistan. In addition, she deployed as the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar and completed a tour as the Director of Operations, 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron, Nigerien Air Base 201, Agadez, Niger.  

Prior to commissioning, Major Johnson served as an enlisted Public Affairs journalist. She supported strategic communications for the 9th Reconnaissance Wing and the 319th Air Base Wing. Her operational assignments as a PA journalist supported contingency operations during Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

EDUCATION

2003 Bachelor of Arts, Public Relations, Pennsylvania State University, Penn.

2008 Airman Leadership School, Beale AFB, Calif.

2008 Associate of Applied Science, Public Affairs, Community College of the Air Force

2011 Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2013 Master of Arts, Communications Management, Webster University, Mo.

2016 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell, AFB, Ala.

2023 Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

ASSIGNMENTS

1. February 2004 - March 2004, Student, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas

2. March 2004 - June 2004, Student, Technical Training School, Fort Meade, Md.

3. June 2004 - October 2008, Public Affairs Technician, 9th Reconnaissance Wing, Beale AFB, Calif.

4. October 2008 - March 2010, Public Affairs Journalist, 319th Air Base Wing, Grand Forks AFB, N.D.

5. March 2010 - May 2010, Student, Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

6. May 2010 - May 2014, Chief, Career Development, 75th Force Support Squadron, Hill AFB, Utah

7. May 2014 - May 2016, Deputy Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, 355th Fighter Wing, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.

8. May 2016 - March 2018, Flight Commander, Military Personnel Flight, 355th Force Support Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.

9. March 2018 - June 2020, Chief, Personnel Operations & Assignments Branch, HQ Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

10. June 2020 - June 2022, Operations Officer, 647th Force Support Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

11. June 2022 – June 2023, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Ala.

12. June 2023 – Present, Commander, 412th Force Support Squadron, Edwards AFB, CA.

MAJOR AWARDS

Bronze Star                                                                          

Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Joint Service Commendation Medal

Air and Space Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Air and Space Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Army Achievement Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant May 2010

First Lieutenant May 2012

Captain May 2014

Major April 2020