Promotion Ceremony CAPT (SEL) Washington Johnson, CHC, USN

Promotion Ceremony CAPT (SEL) Washington Johnson, CHC, USN

On Monday October 8, 2018, a promotion ceremony was held for CDR Washington Johnson, CHC, USN to the rank of Captain. The ceremony was held at The North American Division of Seventh-Day Adventists (Amphitheater) in Columbia, Maryland. The presiding official for the ceremony was Lieutenant General Reynold Hoover, USA, Deputy Commander, U. S. Element, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Guest speaker was Rear Admiral (Ret) Barry Black, CHC, USN (Former Chief of Chaplains) and current Chaplain, of the U. S. Senate. Other dignitaries in attendance included Rear Admiral (Ret) Darold Bigger, CHC, USN, Deputy Chief of Chaplains for Reserve Matters, Daniel R. Jackson, President, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, Dr. Robert Johnson III, Chancellor, UMass Dartmouth, CAPT Thomas Walcott, CHC, USN, Chaplain of the U.S. Coast Guard and CAPT (Ret) Thomas Abernethy, USN, President of the Washington, DC Chapter of the National Naval Officers Association (DCNNOA). CAPT Washington was joined in the ceremony by his wife Dr. Joyce Johnson, his son Washington Johnson III (a student at Oakwood University), his mother Dr. Mildred Johnson, other siblings, family members, friends and colleagues from DCNNOA.


Following the promotion ceremony a reception was held in the reception hall of the Amphitheater.

Best wishes and a “Hearty Well Done” is forwarded to CAPT Washington Johnson and his family from the Executive Board and members of the Washington, DC Chapter of the National Naval Officers Association for accomplishing this significant achievement in his career!

CAPT (Ret) Jerome D. Davis, SC, USN
Washington, DC Chapter of the National Naval Officers Association

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FACULTY POSITION VACANCY (Director, CIPI) – Closes Nov 14, 2018


TITLE: Director, Cyber and Innovation Policy Institute (CIPI)


LOCATION: Naval War College, Newport, RI

PP-SERIES-GR: AD-1701-07

OPEN PERIOD: Friday, September 28, 2018 to Wednesday, November 14, 2018

POSITION: Excepted Service

SECURITY CLEARANCE: Candidates must be U.S. citizens capable of obtaining a Department of Defense TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance

WHO MAY APPLY: All qualified U.S. citizens.

Applicants must reference VA#NWC-18-18 and submit their application package to: The application package must include: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) names and contact information for three references. Questions about this position should be directed to the search committee point of contact, Dr. Montgomery McFate at: