Commander John D. John grew up in Florida and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Florida Atlantic University. After attending Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida, he was commissioned an Ensign in October 2001.
At Sea, Commander John served as Deck Officer in USS KLAKRING (FFG 42) where he deployed to Latin America in support of Counter-Narcotics Operations and to the Eastern Mediterranean in support of the Global War on Terrorism. He also served as Fire Support Coordinator in 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines and 1st Company Commander, RIVERINE SQUADRON ONE where he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007. As a Department Head, he served as Weapons and Combat Systems Officer in USS HUE CITY (CG 66) and completed 3 Arabian Gulf Deployments with CARRIER STRIKE GROUP 8.
Ashore, Commander John served as Expeditionary Warfare Analyst at OPNAV N81 and as Joint Warfare Capability Analyst on the Joint Staff (J8) Program and Budget Analysis Division. Commander John’s education includes a Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Terrorism from Norwich University and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management. His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (five awards), Navy Achievement Medal (two awards) and various unit, service and campaign awards.