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Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology


dr. William Schulz

about the federal coordinator for meteorology

Dr. William Schulz is the Federal Coordinator for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research. In this role, he directs a team that fosters cooperative efforts in environmental services across fifteen government departments and agencies active in the Federal meteorological enterprise.

Prior to becoming the Federal Coordinator, Dr. Schulz served in the Navy as a Meteorology and Oceanography Officer, completing his military service as the Chair of the Oceanography Department at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He came to Annapolis following duty as the Senior Meteorological Officer for the United States Pacific Command, headquartered in Hawaii. His additional leadership tours included Commanding Officer of the Navy’s European Meteorology and Oceanography Facility in Naples, Italy; director of the Warfighting Support Center at the Naval Oceanographic Office; and Executive Officer of the Navy’s Atlantic Meteorology and Oceanography Facility in Jacksonville, Florida. As an afloat meteorologist and surface warfare officer, he completed multiple deployments on the USS Barbey (FF-1088) and USS George Washington (CVN-73).

Dr. Schulz earned a doctorate in oceanography from Old Dominion University. He holds master’s degrees in oceanography and meteorology from the Naval Postgraduate School and in National Security from the Naval War College.