Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services

Occupation Exhibit

LDO-646X-004

OCEANOGRAPHY OFFICER
646X

Exhibit Dates: 9/10–Present.

Career Pattern
May have progressed to Meteorology/Oceanography Limited Duty Officer from Aerographer’s Mate (AG) or Aerographer Warrant Officer (746X).

Description
Limited duty officers (Meteorology/Oceanography) are technical managers, providing meteorological and oceanographic support for fleet operations, planning and directing various activities within the Naval Oceanography Command; train military and civilian meteorological/oceanography personnel in the use and operational maintenance of meteorological and oceanographic equipment; train and supervise Navy weather observers and forecasters, perform regional coordination for operational and administrative matters within NAVOCEANOCOM regional areas of responsibility. They may serve as, but are not limited only to serving as, ship meteorologist/oceanographer, mobile environmental team officers, officers-in-charge of NAVOCEANCOM detachments, command duty officers, and forecast duty officer at various operational and staff billets.

Related Competencies
Communications topics include briefing, computer applications, electronic communication, oral presentations, report writing, supplier communication, training, and vendor communication. Technical writing topics include appropriate styles and format, audience analysis, graphics, operations orders, page layout designs, plans, standard operating procedures, and technical reports. Network management topics include data base usage, network access control, network configuration, network hardware, network installation, network maintenance, and network software. Leadership topics include career planning, counseling, ethics, evaluation, mentoring, motivation, recruitment, retention, and training. Management topics include bonuses, budget administration, damage control, decision-making, human resource management, planning, resource management, rewards, and risk assessment. Climate analysis topics include data correlation using past surface, data correlation using upper level forecast, database query, definition of modeling limitation, forecasts refinement, model precision integration into forecast, ocean parameter incorporation, and weather forecast quality control.

Recommendation
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in communications, 3 in technical writing, and 3 in network management. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in leadership, 3 in management, and 3 in climate analysis (9/10)(9/10).

THIS PAGE WAS LAST UPDATED ON 03/09/2015
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