Oceanography

Community Overview: 

Naval Oceanography Officers a generally known as Meteorology and Oceanography (METOC) Officers. The METOC Community is a small community of just under 400 officers (0.7% of the Navy's Officer Corps). METOC provides meteorological, oceanographic, and Geospatial Information and Systems (GI&S) support to the fleet. These tasks assist in planning and carrying out navigation, charting, and tactical operations.

Training Pipeline After Commission: 

After attending Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI, Oceanography officers attend Basic Oceanography Accession Training (BOAT), an 11-week course in Gulfport, MS, before heading to their first assignment.

Active Duty Obligation: 
4 yrs Active from date of commission.
Service Obligation: 
Total of 8 yrs Active & Inactive
Age Requirement: 
You must be at least 19 and less than 35 at time of commission.
Education Requirements: 
BS in Physical Oceanography, Meteorology, Math, Physics, Physical Sciences, or Geophysics.
Min. 2.2 GPA. C+ or better in Calc & Physics.
Medical Requirements: 
Correctable to 20/20 (waivers considered).
Color vision required
PRK and LASIK only eye surgeries waiverable.