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Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology


military meteorology

military and civilians working together to benefit the Nation

The Uniformed Services of the United States rely heavily on accurate meteorological observations and forecasts. Military history has certainly been influenced by weather events, and weather will undoubtedly impact our future.

The ability to forecast the weather and to understand the meteorological effects on personnel and platforms can provide a distinct tactical advantage. The advantage could mean the difference between mission success and failure. CAPT Chris Gabriel, USN Lt Col Stephen David, USAF and LCDR Jason Mansour, NOAA are liaison officers for the US Navy, US Air Force and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) respectively.

These officers are the Military Affairs element embedded within the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology (OFCM). Together they relay information to and from OFCM that impact their respective constituents and Commands. Their focus on inter-agency communication contributes to better teamwork with the agencies of the Federal weather enterprise.

Further examples of interagency collaboration include the National Ice Center, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, and the National Hurricane Center's work with the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron and NOAA's Aircraft Operations Center.