In order for a NOAA Corps Officer to become authorized to dive, the officer must first receive Officer Diving Authorization or "Dive Orders." The authorization is official when the NOAA Form 56-30 Officer Diving Authorization Request is completed and signed by the officer, the officer's supervisor, and the Diving Program Manager. An Officer Diving Authorization Request form must be completed at the beginning of each fiscal year (October 1) or whenever the officer is assigned to a new diving unit.
Unit Diving Supervisor: Barry Smith (203-882-6589)
Research Vessel Gloria Michelle, Woods Hole, MA
OAR / Ocean Exploration and...
Ensign Lydia A. Ames
Ensign Lydia A. Ames reported to the NOAA Corps Officer Training Center on 8 January 2015 to begin her basic training in the NOAA Commissioned Corps. Prior to joining NOAA, Ensign Ames worked as a...