It is with great disappointment and deepest sympathy that I must inform the sixty-eight officers whose promotions were expected to be effected on September 1, 2016, that there has been a delay in processing the promotion package. Currently I expect the Secretary will be able to effect these promotions by September 15, 2016. I offer this date with the caveat of having approximately 95% certainty in meeting it. Further delay may be possible. I expect to have greater confidence in the September 15, 2016 anticipated pin-on date very soon. I will be sending a separate message to the individual officers impacted by this delay later next week. Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated.
On a more jubilant and anticipatory note, there are only 288 days until the NOAA Corps "Century of Service" Gala! I look forward to seeing you there.
OK, with those critical items out of the way, this installment of the Cyberflash is the "0800-1200. OOD: CAPT Adams. u/w as before. 1137 - w/r by …" edition of the Cyberflash. For those who haven't stood a watch or made entries in a ship's navigational log, what I'm trying to say here is that I have nothing new or exciting to share in this installment of the Cyberflash. Sure, I have tons of topics and a bunch of content I COULD write about, it's just that this week has had a lot of other higher priorities that have dominated my attention and that of my crew. So, instead of original content (there is some original content) I'm serving up some leftovers from previous editions of the Cyberflash.
At the risk of sounding self-aggrandizing or organizationally conceited, we do tend to push out some pretty important information in these messages and I know that not everyone reads every Cyberflash all the time. Miss an installment and you may have missed an important nugget; like the message about PCS procedures and coordination with Move Management - don't worry, you don't have to Google for it; it's served up again below. In an effort to remedy this problem, and until we get the new website content management procedure up and running, we will begin to give some Cyberflash topics an extended run. The idea here is that repetition will help with dissemination and retention in memory.
A better solution than repetition is on the horizon with a tCPA of approximately the end of this calendar year. Ideally, once we get the new CPC website up and running, the content presented in the Cyberflash will be ingested and updated on the appropriate CPC divisional pages. Official policy will continue to be maintained via traditional methods (NOAA Corps Directives, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for policy questions), but important procedures, instructions, changes, events, training, assignments etc. will continue to appear here.
CAPT Jeremy Adams, NOAA
|11 August 2016||BOTC 129 Selection Board|
|26 August 2016||
RDML Gerd Glang Retirement Ceremony
RDML(Select) Shepard Smith Promotion Ceremony
Office of Coast Survey Change of Command
|2017||NOAA Corps Centennial Events|
|20 May 2017||NOAA Corps "Century of Service" Gala|
|LTJG Jason Wilson||01 Sep 2016|
|RDML Gerd Glang||01 Sep 2016|
|CAPT Wade Blake||01 Sep 2016|
|LT Charlene Felkley||01 Sep 2016|
|LTJG Eileen Pye||02 Sep 2016|
|CAPT Eric Berkowitz||01 Oct 2016|
|CAPT Adam Dunbar||01 Oct 2016|
|CAPT John Caskey||01 Oct 2016|
|LTJG Shannon Hefferan||14 Oct 2016|
|LT Lindsay Morrison||30 Nov 2016|
|LTJG Kasey Sims||30 Nov 2016|