Navy Capt. Charles B. Johnston, son of Kathryn M. and Charles W. Johnston of Brocton, recently relinquished duties as commanding officer, Navy Information Operation Command (NIOC) Norfolk/Commander Task Force (TF) 1030, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek/Fort Story, Va., by Capt. Mike Walls.
As commander TF (CTF) 1030/commanding officer, NIOC Norfolk, Johnston was responsible for operations and administration of three subordinate commands and one detachment comprised of more that 750 military and civilian personnel. Under Johnston's leadership, TF 1030/NIOC Norfolk provided critical cyber and electronic warfare training and readiness capability to the fleet, and real world information operations support to forward deployed operational commanders.
Johnston was also responsible for the Naval Operational Security (OPSEC) Support Team which provided invaluable OPSEC training to the Fleet and Family Readiness Groups. Under Johnston's leadership, CTF-1030 received multiple awards, including a Meritorious Unit Commendation and two Association of Old Crows Awards for Outstanding Accomplishments in Electronic Warfare by a Navy Shore Command.
Capt. Charles B. Johnston is center right, facing left.
Additionally, he led NIOC Norfolk to two National OPSEC Awards (Best Professional OPSEC Command and best multi-media).
Johnston is a 1979 graduate of Brocton Central High School of Brocton, and joined the Navy in August 1983. He is a 1990 graduate of Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif., with a MS degree and a 1983 graduate of Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pa. with a BS degree.