Reserve Meteorology and Oceanography - 1805
Community Overview: The Reserve Information Warfare (IW) Programs (Intelligence, Cryptologic Warfare, Information Professional, Oceanography and Space Cadre) are established under the cognizance of Commander, Naval Information Force Reserve (IW Reserve TYCOM) and Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command. Oceanography (OCEANO), also called METOC for Meteorology and Oceanography, is a Restricted Line community of 99 Naval Officers. OCEANO Officers are the Navy's geophysical warriors with expertise in all facets of oceanography, meteorology, hydrography, and precise time & astrometry.
Mission: OCEANO Officers enable and optimize the Commander's warfare options by analyzing and forecasting environmental conditions likely to impact military operations. OCEANO Officers deliver a timely and accurate understanding of the battle space from within the oceans to space, and are responsible for the military's primary master clock which provides the most precise time interval in the world and drives the Global Positioning System.
Guiding Principles: (1) Warfare Competency - OCEANO Officers develop expertise in the geophysical environments to characterize the geophysical environment and apply knowledge towards determining impacts to key warfare elements: Maritime, Aviation, Fleet Operations, Precise Time & Astrometry, Navigation, Expeditionary Warfare, Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Naval Special Warfare, Undersea Warfare.
(2) Leadership - Leadership is a core competency for all Navy Officers. OCEANO Officers are frequently principle or assistant department heads within reserve METOC commands.
(3) Professional Expertise - OCEANO Officers develop their recognized geophysical expertise through a combination of formal education and experience gained through operation tours.
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Point of Contact
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