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Officer Profile: Commander Danielle Varwig

NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps officers pilot and navigate NOAA's highly specialized environmental data-gathering aircraft, including the agency's fleet of "hurricane hunter" planes. In this NOAA Corps officer profile, we hear from pilot Cmdr. Danielle Varwig.

A NOAA Corps officer in a blue flightsuit standing on the stairs to a NOAA jet

Officer Profile: Lieutenant John Katchenago

Where did you grow up? 

I grew up in Wisconsin. I spent the first six years of my life in Keshena, Wisconsin, before moving with my family to Green Bay, Wisconsin. 

Where did you go to school and in what subject did you get your degree(s)? 

NOAA Corps Officer Lieutenant John Katchenago

Officer Profile: Lieutenant Commander Andrew Reynaga


Where did you grow up?

I spent the first 12 years of my life in Montebello before moving to Whittier, both on the eastside of Los Angeles County, California.

Where did you go to school and in what subject did you get your degree(s)?

Lieutenant Commander Andrew Reynaga posed in front of the American flag.

Keep Up with the NOAA Ship Fleet!

Check out "Shipshape," our new quarterly newsletter featuring updates from the NOAA ship fleet!

Shipshape includes features about NOAA ship missions, the people who serve aboard our ships, the history and heritage of the NOAA ship fleet, and more! Read the latest issue here and subscribe today to receive future issues via email.

NOAA Ship Reuben Lasker in San Francisco Bay with bridge in background