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Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology


Mr. Michael Bonadonna

about the federal coordinator for meteorology

Michael Bonadonna

Mr. Michael Bonadonna 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, Mr. Bonadonna served as the Secretariat for Federal Meteorological Coordination at the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology (OFCM) in Silver Spring, MD. He held a number of roles including the Executive Secretary roles for the Space Weather Research and Mitigation Subcommittee of the National Science Council, the National Space Weather Program Council, and Committee for Operational Environmental Satellites. Prior to his tenure at OFCM, Mr. Bonadonna was assigned as the Senior Policy Advisor for Space and Satellite Programs at the National Weather Service Headquarters and Senior User Representative at the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite Program Executive Office. He is a 24-year U.S. Air Force veteran having served as a Meteorologist, Political Military Affairs, and Security Assistance Officer in numerous assignments providing operational weather support to the US Air Force, US Army, and allied forces during peace and war in the United States, Europe, South Korea, and Qatar.

Mr. Bonadonna earned a Master of Science degree in Meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University, a degree in National Security from the Joint Force Staff College and Air University, and a Program Management Certificate from the George Washington University.