From NCOTC: BOTC 133 Graduation
BOTC 133 and OCS 2-19 graduated from Officer Candidate School on May 7, 2019. RDML Hann attended the ceremonies and presented commissions to the new ensigns along with the keynote speaker, ADM Karl Schultz, Commandant of the US Coast Guard.
Photo credit: United States Coast Guard Academy
Please help us recognize the following award recipients:
- Distinguished Honor Graduate - ENS Collin McMillan
- Professional Mariner Award - ENS Collin McMillan
- Academic Award - ENS Collin McMillan
- Health and Physical Readiness Award - ENS Kaitlyn Brogan
- Leadership in Writing Award - ENS Danielle Koushel
Photo credit: United States Coast Guard Academy
BOTC 133 is currently on NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter for a weeklong capstone training cruise where they are putting their professional mariner skills to use and experiencing life on a NOAA ship. A big thank you to the Gunter command and crew for giving them a great introduction to the fleet!
Congratulations to our newest ensigns as they prepare for their first assignments!
Captain John C. Clary III, NOAA (Ret.) Induction into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial In Memory Honor Roll
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation In Memory Program will be inducting Captain John C. Clary III, NOAA (Ret.) into the In Memory Honor Roll this year. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at 10:00 am at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. The ceremony is free and open to the public and anyone that would like to attend is invited. Ms. Cindy Clary will be attending and reading Captain Clary's name. After his induction on June 15, you can visit Captain Clary's personal page on the Honor Roll website to add remembrances and/or photos. Please go to the VVMF website for further information.
Welcome to the new NOAA Corps Recruiter
CPC welcomes our newest addition to the recruiting team, LT Doug Pawlishen. LT Pawlishen comes to us with a strong operational background with sea tours on NOAA Ship Pisces and NOAA Ship Bell M. Shimada as well as time as the OIC of the R/V Gloria Michelle. With his arrival the recruiting team is fully staffed and ready to find the future officers of the NOAA Corps.
Recommendations for Command Positions
The Officer Career Management Division is currently revising the process for selecting officers for Command positions at sea. With the new process, it is more important than ever to include a statement endorsing an officer's potential for assuming the positions of Commanding Officer and Executive Officer. Please ensure that a definitive statement defining their ability to succeed at the next level is included in Section 10 of the OER once applicable, but at a minimum, upon completion of a sea tour in their detachment OER.
Officer Assignment Board: O-4/O-5 Assignments
An Officer Assignment Board (OAB) for O-4/O-5 assignments will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. The OAB will be prepared to look at potential O-4/O-5 officers and assignments up to 18 months from now. Any officer scheduled to rotate to shore duty within the next 18 months should contact incumbents and supervisors in their billets of interest, and also contact the appropriate line office liaison officers with your interests. Please ensure your assignment preferences are up to date, and contact the assignment coordinator, CDR Stephen Kuzirian, with any questions at 301-713-7694 or email@example.com.
AAB - Initial Flight from Fleet Announcement
An Aviation Advisory Board will convene in late July 2019 to recommend selected officers to the Officer Assignment Board for initial flight training. The NOAA Corps will
be selecting officers from the fleet who are interested in transitioning to aviation. Start
dates for flight training will be determined based on the needs of the service and
rotation dates of the officers selected. Previous flight experience is not required for this
opportunity however, it is highly encouraged and will help applicants determine if
aviation is a desirable career path. Time in Service limits are waived for the purpose of this candidate selection, however it may be a factor that is weighed in the board's decision.
Requirements for the NOAA Corps Aviation Selection Process:
- Complete all sections of NOAA Form 56-43 (Application for NOAA Corps Aviation Program).
- Complete a USCG Class I flight physical.
- Complete the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT).
- Complete the Test of Basic Aviation Skills (TBAS). This test must be taken after the AFOQT.
- Retrieve and include your Pilot Candidate Selection Method (PCSM) score. This is a combination of the two tests above and your flight experience. If the AFOQT and TBAS tests were completed previously, a retake is not necessary.
- A recommendation for aviation selection must be included in Section 10 (Potential) of the applicant's Officer Evaluation Report (NOAA form 56-6A), or provide a written endorsement from your current supervisor.
Notify CDR Stephen Kuzirian (firstname.lastname@example.org) or (301) 713-7694, by COB, June 15, 2019, if you are interested in this opportunity. AOC will be
responsible for conducting interviews between May and July for all applicants.
Completed aviation application packages must arrive at the Commissioned Personnel
Center by COB, July 15, 2019.
For questions about NOAA aviation careers and the application process, contact CDR
Brad Fritzler (email@example.com) or (863) 500-3902.
For questions specific to medical requirements and USCG Class I flight physicals,
contact LCDR Joe Newcomb, USPHS, (firstname.lastname@example.org) or (813) 828-4116.