Navy Meteorology and Oceanography Officer (1800 Designator)

Whether operating in the air, at sea or underwater, Navy equipment, people and decision-making all rely on the technical and tactical advice of Navy Meteorology and Oceanography (METOC) Officers. They apply expertise in all facets of oceanography, meteorology, hydrography and precise time and astronomy as they:

Help guide ships, aircraft and troops with recommendations based on weather forecasts and ocean conditions

Relay forecast updates and weather warnings to military and civilian authorities

Prepare ocean, sea and waterway charts and maps for anything from basic navigation to search-and-rescue efforts

Maintain the military’s primary master clock, which provides the most precise time interval in the world and drives the Global Positioning System (GPS)

Oversee the work of Aerographer’s Mates – Enlisted Sailors who monitor weather conditions and provide forecast information