SMSgt Christopher T. Johnston is the Senior Enlisted Leader of the F-22 Program Office and the Fighters & Advanced Aircraft Directorate, Hill AFB, Utah. He leads a Division of Integrated Logistics Support Managers, Weapons System Managers, Engineers and Project Managers providing modernization and sustainment operations for the F-22 weapons system.  

SMSgt Johnston entered the Air Force in January 2004 and has served in multiple capacities within the Aircraft Maintenance community. He has experience on the F-16 Falcon, RQ-4 Global Hawk, F-22 Raptor and MQ-9 Reaper. He has deployed 8 times in support of multiple contingency operations around the world.

2008 Airman Leadership School, Shaw AFB, SC
2014 Associates in Applied Science degree in Avionics Systems Technology, Community College of the Air Force
2014 Associates in Applied Science degree Instructional Technology, CCAF
2016 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Keesler AFB, MS
2016 Senior Enlisted Joint PME Course, National Defense University
2017 Senior NCO Academy, National Defense University
2023 Senior NCO Academy, Gunter Annex AL

  1. March 2005 – April 2008, F-16 Avionics Journeyman, 79th AMU, Shaw AFB, SC
  2. May 2008 – May 2009, Demo Team Member, Viper East F-16 Demonstration Team, Shaw AFB, SC
  3. June 2009 – June 2010, RQ-4 Avionics Craftsman, Det 9/20th AF, Al Dhafra AB, UAE
  4. July 2010 – July 2013, F-22 Avionics Craftsman, 525 AMU, Elmendorf AFB, AK
  5. August 2013 – May 2017, Avionics Instructor, Detachment 214, JBER, AK
  6. May 2017 – July 2017, NCOIC Instructor Element, Det 214, JBER, AK
  7. August 2017 – May 2019, Specialist Section Chief, 9th AMU, Holloman AFB, NM
  8. June 2019 – December 2020, Production Superintendent, 9th AMU, Holloman AFB, NM
  9. January 2021 – August 2023, F-22 Weapons System Manager, RST, F-22 Program Office, Hill AFB, UT
  10. September 2023 – Present, Senior Enlisted Leader, F-22 Division, Hill AFB, UT
Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal

2009 – 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Groups NCO of the Year
2014 – CIC Level I
2014 – 372nd Instructor Achievement Award
2015 – CIC Level II
2015 – 372nd Instructor Achievement Award
2016 - 372nd Instructor Achievement Award
2021 – AFLCMC F-22 SNCO of the Year
Senior Master Sergeant August 1, 2023
Master Sergeant May 1, 2018
Technical Sergeant January 1, 2015
Staff Sergeant Mar 1, 2009
Senior Airman July 12, 2006
Airman First Class March 12, 2004
Airman Basic January 27, 2004
(CAO November 2023)