Interested in a career puts you in beautiful oceanic surroundings, allows you to keep constant watch on the weather and lets you use your intelligence to inform military personnel of imminent danger? If this sounds like your idea of the perfect job, you may want to consider a career as a US Navy Oceanography/Meteorology Officer. Oceanography/Meteorology officers work closely with Navy Commanders to coordinate the courses that ships should take in order to stay away from unfavorable weather and ocean conditions.
Training to Ride the Waves as a US Navy Oceanographer
Officers choosing to train in the Meteorology field, receive specialized training regarding weather conditions, such as how to identify specific weather patterns, as well as learning the many methods of accurately forecasting the weather. Officers who choose to specialize in Oceanography will first have to attend Navy BOAT training before they ever accept their first assignment. BOAT is the acronym for Basic Oceanography Accession Training.
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Tracking the Weather after a US Navy Career
A career as an Oceanography/Meteorology Officer can open up several doors in the civilian sector, after military retirement. After leaving the military, individuals can seek employment with such entities as the US Weather service or work for a major airline as a meteorologist. The training received in the Navy Oceanography/Meteorology field will create extremely marketable professional skills that individuals can use to grow their civilian careers.
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