Captain Johnson to Retire from U.S. Coast Guard

After a stellar career with the U.S. Coast Guard, Captain Scott Johnson is setting his sights on a well-deserved retirement and enjoying more time with his family. The recreational boating safety community will never forget Captain Johnson’s contributions to boating and water safety.

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Captain Johnson’s successor as the Chief of the Coast Guard Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety, Chief Director of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and the National Coordinator for the National Recreational Boating Safety Program, will be Captain Troy Glendye beginning in spring 2021.

“Captain Glendye is an amazing person who will bring some fresh, new perspectives to the table. He’s a decorated Coast Guard aviator, and most importantly, a recreational boater. You will love working with him. You are all wonderful, you have been so kind to me, and I will miss working with you. It’s been a great ride. Thank you, and I wish you the best in the future,” said Captain Johnson.

Captain Johnson has served as the Chief of the Coast Guard Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety, and Chief Director of the Coast Guard Auxiliary from 2018-2021. In this role, he also was the National Coordinator for the National Recreational Boating Safety Program.

His previous assignment was a Division Chief in the Coast Guard’s Office of Design and Engineering Standards where he led the development of U.S. national maritime safety and environmental protection regulations and policies for complex shipping, oil and gas projects. In his tenure, Captain Johnson produced standards for dynamic positions systems, safety management systems and portable accommodation systems, as well as numerous novel ship designs.

In 2010, Captain Johnson was assigned to Sector Anchorage in Alaska as the Chief of Prevention. In this role, he was responsible for all Marine Safety, Waterways Management, and Port Security missions in Western Alaska. While assigned to Sector Anchorage Captain Johnson oversaw Arctic oil drilling operations, served as Deputy Federal On-scene Coordinator for a major Incident Command System response when the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit KULLUK grounded, and served as On-scene Commander for Operation Nome Energy Support – winter delivery of fuel to “iced in” Nome, Alaska.

In 2006, Captain Johnson was assigned to the Coast Guard Marine Safety Center in Washington D.C. as the Division Chief of the Tank Vessel and Offshore Division. In this capacity, he supervised a staff of naval architects and engineers performing technical plan review of tank vessels, offshore supply vessels, mobile offshore drilling units and oil production facilities. He oversaw the technical review of numerous novel vessel designs, including the United States’ first Floating Production Storage and Offload System – an innovative oil production ship.

Previous assignments include serving as Executive Officer of Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge, as a marine inspector and investigating officer at Marine Safety Office NewOrleans, and as an engineering officer aboard Coast Guard Cutter ALERT.

Captain Johnson is a 1994 graduate of Norwich University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He also graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA in 2006 with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Captain Johnson is a native of Covington, Louisiana. He and his wife Tamara live in Stafford, Virginia with their five children.