Rear Admiral Lower Half Nancy Hann
Rear Admiral (Lower Half) Nancy Hann serves as the Deputy Director for Operations, NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO), and Deputy Director of the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps. Rear Admiral Hann is responsible for the direct leadership and management of OMAO’s operational assets, including the agency's fleet of 16 research and survey vessels and nine aircraft. She has served in many operational and management assignments, most recently completing tours as the commanding officer of the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center and as OMAO's Chief of Staff.
Rear Admiral Hann has served aboard NOAA aircraft as both a pilot and flight meteorologist, and has supported a variety of scientific missions and multiple unmanned aircraft missions as a pilot and project manager. Her previous experience includes serving as Executive Officer at the NOAA Marine Operations Center-Atlantic, Associate Director at the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, and NOAA liaison to the U.S. Pacific Command. She has served aboard two NOAA ships and is a certified diver.
Rear Admiral Hann holds a master’s degree in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a master’s degree in aeronautical science and space studies from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and a bachelor’s degree in marine science and biology from the University of San Diego.
Rear Admiral Hann has a strong record of achievement and has received numerous awards, including the NOAA Corps Meritorious Service Medal, and multiple Department of Commerce medals.