Meteorologists and oceanographers in the Military prepare and disseminate weather warnings, watches, and advisories for military installations worldwide. They develop tailored forecasts for special and joint operations. They integrate weather analyses and reports with radar and satellite imagery interpretations to brief personnel on current and forecast weather and its effects on air, land, and sea operations.
Meteorologists/oceanographers in the military work in a variety of settings, both indoors and outdoors, depending on the area of specialization. Many meteorologists/oceanographers perform their work in laboratories or offices. Other meteorologists/oceanographers spend extensive hours outdoors collecting and analyzing data in the field.
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Meteorologists / Oceanographers in the Military
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People in this career achieve this level of education.
Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Job training for meteorologists/oceanographers primarily consists of classroom instruction and on-the-job learning in various training environments. Like other officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development. Job-specific training content may include: Methods of analyzing weather conditionsIdentification of common weather patternsTechniques and procedures of forecastingRead More
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