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Mission: Exploit the environment to close kill chains and maximize Fleet safety, access, maneuver, and lethality.

Vision: Naval Meteorology and Oceanography defines and exploits METOC Effects and delivers decision superiority from sub-seabed to the stars.

Naval Oceanography Quick Facts:

  • Founded in 1830 by naval officer Lt. Matthew Maury
  • 2900 Personnel (1600 active duty and reserve military officers/enlisted and 1300 civil service and contractors)
  • Personnel stationed at over 60 locations and deployed to every ocean around the world.
  • Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command is also the Oceanographer, Hydrographer, and Navigator of the Navy and Naval Deputy to NOAA
  • Naval Oceanography has 13 subordinate commands that work in various scientific fields from the ocean floor to the stars


Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command | 1100 Balch Blvd. | Stennis Space Center, Mississippi 39529

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