Captain Shannon J. Johnson

Captain Johnson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education, with a Special Education Endorsement from Whitworth University in 1988. She was employed as a special education teacher while completing her Masters in Education in Counseling and Guidance, also at Whitworth. She went on to earn a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology in La Mirada, California. She received her commission and reported to Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) for her internship year in 1998. Just 10 months into her post-internship assignment at Naval Hospital Bremerton, Captain Johnson reported to the USS Carl Vinson, where she served for three years completing two Western Pacific deployments. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychology at Harvard Medical School/Children’s Hospital Boston. Lieutenant Commander Johnson was assigned to Naval Hospital Yokosuka for her utilization tour, where she assumed the duties of Director, Educational and Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS) and was responsible for six EDIS divisions across Mainland Japan. She returned to NMCSD in the fall of 2006, and in January 2007 deployed with the U.S. Army 113th Combat Stress Company, Camp Stryker detachment in Baghdad. She served a second tour in Iraq from August 2008 to March 2009, with the 1st Marine Logistics Group, Combat Logistics Battalion 5, and spent seven months providing psychological care for Marine Corps units across Al Anbar Province, Iraq. While assigned to NMCSD, she served as Division Officer for the Fleet Mental Health Clinic on the Naval Base San Diego waterfront, and also carried out the duties of the NMCSD Command Managed Equal Opportunity (CMEO) Program Manager. In the fall of 2010, Commander Johnson reported to Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton (NHCP) and was subsequently deployed to Afghanistan with the 2nd Marine Logistics Group. After serving seven months as the Officer in Charge of Alpha Surgical Company, Camp Dwyer Detachment, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, she returned to Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and assumed the duties of Director for Mental Health. During her tour she stood up the Warrior Recovery Center and oversaw the delivery of care to United States Marines returning from deployment with combat stress related conditions and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). In 2013 she was selected to provide oversight for the full range of Inpatient and Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Rehabilitation services as the Director of Mental Health at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, while also serving as the Assistant Specialty Leader for Navy Clinical Psychology. In June 2017, she assumed the duties of Executive Officer, Naval Medical Center San Diego

Over the course of five overseas deployments, Captain Johnson earned her Surface Warfare Medical Officer and Fleet Marine Force Officer qualifications. Personal awards include five Meritorious Service Medals, one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and two Navy Achievement Medals.

Executive Officer
Naval Medical Center San Diego

Captain Shannon J. Johnson



Commanding Officer:
Captain Joel Andrew Roos

Command Master Chief:
Master Chief Patrick Mangaran