The past two weeks have been busy for NOAA Corps Officer Training. BOTC 124 Graduation was held on 25 November with Coast Guard OCS 1-15, and RADM Score in attendence. Also, this week began the first "Week 1" Mid-Grade Leadership at the National Weather Service Training Center in Kansas City.
|BOTC 124 members taking the Oath of Office.||Cheryl Oliver, President, U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Heritage Society, presents the NOAA Distinguished Honor Graduate Award to Ensign Melissa D. Mathes.|
|Presentation of Colors prior to the drill demonstration.||First Week 1 Mid-Grade Leadership Training Class Photo (Back Row - Mr. Hall, LTJG Pfundt, LT Andvick, Mr. Miles, LT Schweitzer, CB Kaanaana; Middle Row - LT Gibson, CB Pooser, Mr. Vickers, LT Morrison, CB Allen, LT Felkley; Front Row - LT Sheehan, LT Sinquefield, LT Morgan, CST White, LT Cress, LT Davis, LT Kotkowski).|
CAPT Lawrence T. Krepp, NOAA
|05 December 2014||Uniform Awards Board|
|15 December 2014||Deadline for Payroll Submissions|
|18 December 2014 - 06 January 2015||HR Direct (Payroll System) Shutdown|
|09 January 2015||Uniform Awards Board Meeting|
|30 January 2015||ACO Award Nominations Due|
|02-06 February 2015||Mid-Grade Leadership Week 2|
|LT Kyle Jellison||19 December 2014|
|LT Erik Norris||01 January 2015|
|ENS Abigail Kernan-Schloss||01 January 2015|
|CDR Jeffrey Hagan||01 January 2015|
|LT Michael Davidson||30 January 2015|
|CDR Peter Fischel||01 February 2015|
The NOAA Association of Commissioned Officers (ACO) administers the annual Junior Officer of the Year, Science, and Engineering awards. The ACO recognizes the wide range of accomplishments and contributions of NOAA’s uniformed personnel, and encourages all commands consider nominating officers for these honors. Nominations for the 2014 awards are due by 30 January 2015.
Nomination Procedure: A nomination for a NOAA ACO award shall consist of at least two pages. The first page shall be a cover memo addressed to the National ACO, stating the name, grade, billet title, and job description of the nominated officer. The following page(s) shall be the personal comments of the nominator, which reflect the basis for the nomination. Nominations should include a detailed description of the officer’s duties and accomplishments, and the positive impact of those achievements on the Agency and the Service. All commands and field offices are encouraged to submit officer nominations for these awards. Candidates for Junior Officer of the Year must be nominated by a supervisor in their chain of command, while the Science and Engineering award nominations may be made by the supervisor or any commissioned officer.
Submit nominations via e-mail to Olivia.Hauser@noaa.gov, by COB 30 January 2015. In the nomination email please have the supporting files attached as .PDF or readable by Microsoft Word.
The subject line of the nomination email should be "Junior Officer of the Year Nomination", "Science Award", or "Engineering Award" as appropriate. This will assist the selection committee with accurate tracking and sorting of the nominations. Junior officers with civilian supervisors are encouraged to forward them this information. For more information on the awards please refer to the NOAA Corps Directives on Awards (Chapter 12 part 7).