Presented by LTJG Hunter Brendel
Lieutenant (junior grade) Hunter Brendel will speak about the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps, the nation’s smallest uniformed service comprised of 321 officers. NOAA Corps operates NOAA’s fleet of 16 ships and nine aircraft that conduct scientific operations throughout the United States and internationally. Officers also take on administrative and operational roles throughout the Department of Commerce. Join the sanctuary as LTJG Brendel gives an overview of NOAA Corps’ history, mission, and life within the Corps.