Navy Recruit Training Command welcomed 836 new Sailors to the fleet at their basic training graduation on Nov. 22 in Great Lakes, Ill. Rear Adm. John Okon, CNMOC, addressed Training Group Fifty-Five about their tremendous achievement.
Naval Oceanography is the U.S. Navy's leader in unmanned maritime systems operations, and the enterprise can trace this enormous success directly to Mr. Jerry Carroll, who was inducted into the Naval Oceanography Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Dec. 12, 2019.
On Dec. 13, Rear Adm. John Okon, commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, announced the 2019 Sailors of the Year (SOY): AG1 Ciera Meadows as Senior Sea SOY, AG1 Trevor Schwab as Senior Shore SOY, AG2 Robert Logan as Junior Sea SOY and AG1 Stephen De Los Santos as Junior Shore SOY.
On Jan. 13, Rear Adm. John Okon, commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, spoke at the American Meteorological Society Conference at the Boston Convention Center, where he discussed Naval Oceanography's mission and capabilities, and the importance of building strong partnerships.
Rear Adm. John Okon, commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, traveled to Australia earlier this month for an engagement and familiarization visit with the Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation and Royal Australian Navy meteorology-oceanography activities.
While USNS Mercy and USNS Comfort prepare to receive patients, Naval Oceanography's team of meteorologists and oceanographers ensured these ships were safe from hazardous weather as they traveled to their destinations.