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Professional Development Center


 Professional Development Center







  Welcome to the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Professional Development Center


Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Professional Development Center (NMOPDC) in Gulfport, Miss., is the full-spectrum source for professional training in meteorology, oceanography, hydrography, and geospatial information.


PDC personnel are responsible for more than 150 courses of instruction delivered via several means including computer-based-training, instructor-led formal courses, online weather courses, as well as courses offered via Navy Knowledge Online. 


To meet current resource allotment, we have taken a modern day, statistical approach to realign our training initiatives to meet very specific Navy and Joint operation needs. 


To provide training and education to Department of Navy and Joint METOC professionals on the current and predicted physical environment to enable decision superiority across the full range of military operations.


Operation Readiness- facilitate training for Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (NMOC) and Joint Forces that is timely, relevant, innovative, and meets mission requirements.

Prepare for Tomorrow- refresh and develop innovative curriculum that meets naval learning standards.

Attain Business and Management Excellence- sustain the command with administrative, financial, training, human resources support services required to meet mission needs.

Stay True to Our values- promote workforce development and quality of work life to sustain a high-performing workforce, recognized experts, diverse and aligned with mission requirements.

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Subordinate to the PDC are four Professional Development Detachments:

NMOPDC, Gulfport, Ms.

NMOPDD Pacific, San Diego, Ca.

NMOPDD Atlantic, Norfolk, Va.

NMOPDD Yokosuka, Japan


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