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NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps

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The crew of NOAA Ship Pisces and Pascagoula, Miss. Mayor Robbie Maxwell pose with an anchor donated by the ship to commemorate t
December 18, 2015
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NOAA Corps Awards and Insignia
December 17, 2015
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Officer Candidate Requirements The following personal gear should be brought with you when reporting to the Basic Officer Training Class (BOTC). All Officer Candidates 2 white towels, 2 white washcloths Shower shoes flip...
NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps Officers
May 31, 2013
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Head-on view of a NOAA Lockheed WP-3D Orion in flight
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Announcements The NOAA Corps is not accepting Aviator IST applications at this time. Please check back again in early 2022.  The NOAA Corps is not accepting Mariner IST OOD/ SWO applications at this time. If you have...
Crew Members aboard NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow
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If you are a new recruit, it is important to know there are two application cycles per year. All paperwork must be received by the deadline to receive an interview. For even Basic Officer Training Classes (BOTC) (138, 140,...
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To be eligible for appointment in the NOAA Corps, an applicant must meet the following criteria. Citizenship Requirements Applicants must be a United States citizen of good moral character. If selected for appointment, an...
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Officer pay is based on rank and time in service. The figures below are for an Ensign (O-1) with no prior service, as of January 2021. Monthly pay and allowances at Basic Officer Training Class (BOTC), New London,...
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What are the educational requirements to apply for NOAA Corps?

Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree awarded from a postsecondary institution accredited by the U. S. Department of Education. Accreditation can be verified at the Department of Education website. Preferably the applicant's major is in a course of study related to NOAA's scientific or technical activities.

All applicants, regardless of degree(s) awarded, must have completed at least 48 semester (72 quarter) hours in science, math or engineering course work pertaining to NOAA's missions.

For more information click on eligibility requirements

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