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Director, Commissioned Personnel Center

CAPT Douglas MacIntyre, NOAA
Director, NOAA Commissioned Personnel Center



CAPT Douglas MacIntyre, NOAA
Director, NOAA Commissioned Personnel Center

CAPT Douglas E. MacIntyre serves as the Director of NOAA's Commissioned Personnel Center (CPC) in the Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO), the operational arm of NOAA. As Director of CPC, CAPT MacIntyre oversees the administration of the officer's of the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps from recruitment and accession through retirement. CAPT MacIntyre is a member of the 2020 Executive Fellow cohort in the EXEC Fellowship Program of the Brookings Institution.

CAPT MacIntyre previously served as Chief of Staff to the Deputy Director of OMAO and was the focal point within OMAO Operations for marine and aviation requirements, programs support and activities. Prior to his time at OMAO headquarters, he served as the Deputy Chief of Maintenance at NOAA's Aircraft Operations Center (AOC). Flying as an Aircraft Commander in NOAA's only high altitude 'Hurricane Hunter' aircraft, the Gulfstream-IV, his team was recognized with a Department of Commerce Gold Medal award for superior operational support during the second busiest hurricane season on record, 2017, and two Department of Commerce Bronze Medal awards for Hurricane Matthew operations and the high-intensity El Nino event in 2016.

Earlier assignments include Operations Manager for the Ocean Climate Research Division at the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) in Seattle, WA. Here he distinguished himself by sailing as Chief Scientist on the South African Research Vessel Algoa during the deployment of the first ever Ocean Station mooring designed to measure the retroflection of the Agulhas Return Current south of Africa. While assigned to PMEL, he supported the national emergency response effort during the Deepwater Horizon disaster as an Aircraft Commander in the Twin Otter, assisting the other federal, state, and local agencies involved. Prior to his time at PMEL, he was on the Programs and Projects Staff at AOC, coordinating the execution of all projects on NOAA's then eleven aircraft while operationally flying Twin Otters.

CAPT MacIntyre was commissioned in 2001 and served as the Navigation Officer aboard NOAA Ship McArthur and NOAA Ship McArthur II. He readied the navigational suite of NOAA Ship Indomitable in Norfolk, VA prior to its transit through the Panama Canal for its commissioning as NOAA Ship McArthur II in Seattle, WA. He qualified as an Officer of the Deck on both ships and served as a NOAA Working Diver before heading to flight school and earning his wings in 2004.

CAPT MacIntyre has flown over 3,200 operational flight hours in NOAA aircraft, including over 2,400 hours as pilot-in-command, and over 1,000 hours in NOAA's only high altitude 'Hurricane Hunter' research aircraft, the Gulfstream-IV. He holds a degree in biology from Villanova University and is active in the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), Women in Aviation International (WAI), and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). His awards include Department of Commerce Organizational Gold Medals, Department of Commerce Bronze Medals, NOAA Administrator's Medal, NOAA Corps Commendation Medals, NOAA Corps Achievement Medals and various other individual and service awards.