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Johnson Takes the Helm The Coast Guard Auxiliary Welcomes its new Chief Director Biography: CAPTAIN SCOTT L. JOHNSON, Chief, Auxiliary and Boating Safety Captain Johnson is the Chief of the Coast Guard Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety where he serves as the Chief Director of the Coast Guard Auxiliary as well as the National Coordinator for the National Recreational Boating Safety Program. USCG Photo 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, Commander 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 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. OR express Previous assignments include serving as Executive Officer of Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge, as a marine inspector and investigating officer at Marine Safety Office New Orleans, 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: Madison, Nolan, Benjamin, Teagan and Callahan. 7