MONTEREY, CA. –
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Carlos Del Toro visited Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Command (FNMOC) in Monterey, California, August 18.
Del Toro met with Sailor and Civilians, toured command facilities and received updates on FNMOC’s high performance computing (HPC) upgrades, power upgrades investment, and advances in numerical modeling.
“Naval Oceanography is at the forefront of using oceanographic and meteorological data to maintain a strategic advantage,” Del Toro said. “This team’s enduring perseverance to deliver top tier support and continued high computing enhancements ensure mission accomplishment and the safety of our Sailors and Marines.”
During the visit to FNMOC’s HPC center, Del Toro received an overview of FNMOC’s 24/7 operation of global and regional atmospheric and ocean models and their warfighting applications across the continuum of conflict from climate support for planning, to tactical application of oceanographic information in undersea warfare.
FNMOC, a subordinate command of Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, operates one of the largest single supercomputing facilities in the DoD, dedicated to environmental prediction.
“We are honored to have SECNAV visiting us today, and we are so proud to share a little bit about our mission, and our 24/7 support that ensures the safety and effectiveness of the Fleet.” said CAPT Christi Montgomery, Commanding Officer of FNMOC. “Our team works tirelessly to provide on-demand environmental battlespace awareness when and where the Fleet is operating.”
Del Toro is visiting San Diego and Monterey to visit with Sailors and Marines at installation commands, engage with leadership at the Surface Warfare Flag Officer Training Symposium, and to discuss strategic initiatives at the Naval Postgraduate School.
This visit marked SECNAV’s first trip to a subordinate unit of Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, the Department of Defense's authoritative source for battlespace characterization from the bottom of the seafloor to the stars, generating decision advantage below, on and above the sea.
Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Command consists of a ready Force of well-qualified, STEM-educated and scientifically trained Sailors, civilians and contractors serving in a wide-range of technical, scientific and service support billets in Monterey, California and Stennis Space Center, Mississippi.
U.S. Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command directs and oversees more than 2,500 globally-distributed military and civilian personnel who collect, process and exploit environmental information to assist Fleet and Joint Commanders in all warfare areas to make better decisions, based on assured environmental information, faster than the adversary.