Good afternoon, fellow NOAA Corps officers,
Thank you for all you are all doing for the Corps, for NOAA, and for the Nation. Your efforts do not go unnoticed and I echo every bit of support and appreciation that RADM(sel) Hann and RDML(sel) Cary pass along during their regular OMAO and operational updates. It is surely impressive.
Changing gears, I wanted to take this time to remind everyone of the life saving benefits of donating blood. As Corps officers, we are young, active, and healthy adults and this gift of blood can truly make a difference in our world. I urge everyone, as able, to look into donating their blood either with the American Red Cross (https://www.redcrossblood.org/) or other local/state blood banks. The Red Cross is following FDA blood donation eligibility guidance for those who receive a COVID-19 vaccination. If you receive a vaccine, knowing the name of the manufacturer (e.g. Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson and Johnson) is important in determining your eligibility. In most cases, there’s no deferral time if you receive a vaccine so please don't let this dissuade you for donating. Of course, follow all recommended COVID-19 protocols (wearing a mask, washing your hands, and practising social distancing) if you decide to donate.
I gave blood today and hope you can too.
CDR Douglas MacIntyre, NOAA
Director, Commissioned Personnel Center
|May 03 2021||BOTC 137 Graduation|
|CDR Paul Kunicki||01 May 2021|
|LTJG Lyle Robbins||01 May 2021|
|LTJG Sarah Donohoe||25 Jun 2021|
|LTJG Tyler Fifield||30 Jun 2021|
|LTJG Jackson Vanfleet-Brown||30 Jun 2021|
|RDML Shepard Smith||01 Jul 2021|
|LT Calandria DeCastro||01 Jul 2021|
|LT Michael Silagi||01 Aug 2021|
|LT Danial Palance||20 Sep 2021|