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NOAA Corps


Thank you for your interest in joining the NOAA Corps! Whether you are interested in joining as a new recruit or as an inter-service transfer (IST), the IST process is strictly for active duty commissioned officer in the rank of O-1 to O-4.

To begin a new application or to update your existing application, please log into the NOAA Corps E-Recruit System.

NOAA Corps Recruiting Unit
NOAA Commissioned Personnel Center
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 500
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
Phone: (800) 299-6622 (Toll Free)
Fax: (301) 713-4140



  • The application window for BOTC 138, which will begin July 2021, is now open. The application deadline for this cycle is December 23, 2020 in order to qualify for an interview. These are scheduled only after a candidate's complete application package is received. All interviews must be completed no later than 12 Feb, 2021.

Applicants may begin their application by visiting the online NOAA Corps E-Recruit System.

Recruiting Events*

Find us at your local college or university during one of these career fairs:

Fall 2020


9/16/2020 North Carolina A & T
9/16/2020 Howard University
9/16/2020 Prairie View Agricultural
9/18/2020 Clark, Morehouse, Spelman
9/23/2020 Florida Agricultural / Mechanical
9/24/2020 Florida Agricultural / Mechanical


10/07/2020 Arkansas at Pine Bluff
10/07/2020 Fayetteville State University
10/08/2020 North Carolina Central University
10/08/2020 Central State University
10/11/2020 New Orleans HBCU
10/13/2020 Idaho State University
10/14/2020 University of Vermont
10/14/2020 Arkansas State University
10/20/2020 University of Pennsylvania
10/22/2020 Alabama A & M
10/22/2020 University of Oregon
10/23/2020 Scripps College
10/27/2020 University of Wisconsin
10/28/2020 Bowie State University
10/28/2020 University of Wyoming
10/28/2020 Oregon State University


11/5/2020, Ohio State
11/10/2020, Missouri State College


12/1-17/2020, American Geophysical Union (AGU)

* All recruiting events are virtual unless otherwise noted.

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