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Eric L. Johnson
U.S. Coast Guard
Reserve Force Master Chief
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Dispatches of Note

CGRF-MC w/ MSTCM Leslie Wilson, USCG (ret.)

CGRF-MC Celebrates Coast Guard's 225th anniversary with the AFRH

Coast Guard Reserve Force Master Chief Eric L. Johnson attended a ceremony held by the Armed Forces Retirement Home in the Hall of Honor on Friday, July 31, 2015 to celebrate the Coast Guard's 225th Anniversary. Master Chief Johnson is pictured with resident MSTCM Leslie K. Wilson, USCG (ret.) […]


REF A announced the reactivation of High Year Tenure for the Coast Guard Reserve and set the Professional Growth Points (PGPs) for the Reserve enlisted workforce. This includes all enlisted reservists assigned to the Selected Reserve (SELRES) and Individual Ready Reserve (IRR). This ALCGRSV provides amplifying guidance on the implementation of the 2016 R-HYT. REF A, and this ALCGRSV are […]
CGRF-MC and his wife Valerie w/ 2014 REPOY & Spouse

2014 Enlisted Persons of the Year Banquet

On Thursday, May 7th, senior leaders from around the Coast Guard honored two petty officers as the 2014 Enlisted Persons of the Year […]


The following members are eligible for advancement or change in rating to fill vacancies 1 May 2015 in the Selected Reserve […]
CGRF-MC Eric L. Johnson speaks to Florida reservists

From the Homefront: Valerie Johnson’s call to serve

The call to serve never went away for Valerie Johnson, and after 9/11, she listened.

Johnson, whose husband is Coast Guard Reserve Force Master Chief Eric Johnson, is one of three Coast Guard ombudsmen at large. She also currently serves in the New Hampshire Air National Guard […]


We are pleased to announce the selection of Maritime Enforcement Specialist First Class Ryan M. Olson of Port Security Unit (PSU) 313 as the Enlisted Person of the Year - Reserve Component, and Marine Science Technician Third Class Giacomo Terrizzi of Sector San Diego as the Enlisted Person of the Year - Active Duty Component […]
Picture of Reservist Volume 62, Issue 2

Deckplate soundings: Reservist Volume 62, Issue 2

It is humbling to witness the level of commitment and dedication each of you exhibits in service to our nation. During unit visits or while reaching out to recently advanced Reserve members, the common sentiments are a deep love for our country and a drive to make our Coast Guard shine […]
CGRF-MC Eric L. Johnson speaks to Florida reservists

Briefing Psu 313 in everett, washington

Master Chief Petty Officer Eric Johnson, the Coast Guard reserve force master chief, speaks with Port Security Unit 313 members during their morning brief at Naval Station Everett, Wash., Feb. 21, 2015. Drawing from experience as the senior most enlisted reserve member and his position as a personal advisor to the director of reserve and military personnel, Johnson answered members' questions as well as offering both his advice and gratitude for the services they provide […]
CGRF-MC Eric L. Johnson speaks to Florida reservists

visiting miami & st. petersburg personnel with mcpocg cantrell

Feb. 18-19, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell, Coast Guard Reserve Force Master Chief Eric Johnson, and their wives Janet and Valerie, respectively, visited Florida Coast Guard units to speak with members, spouses, ombudsmen, and Work-Life staffs […]
CGRF-MC Eric L. Johnson speaks to D7 Reservists

District 7 familiarization tour with the Director of the Reserve

For nearly a week in October, Rear Adm. James Heinz and Coast Guard Reserve Force Master Chief Eric Johnson took the time to visit with reservists throughout the Coast Guard’s 7th District. From Miami to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Sector St. Petersburg, they listened and spoke with reservists on a range of topics, which included the current budget environment and the future of the Reserve force […]