Trump Taps Former Navy Scientist To Be NOAA’s Second In Command

Rear Adm. Timothy Gallaudet

President Donald Trump nominated former Navy oceanographer and Rear Adm. Timothy Gallaudet for the number two spot at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Friday, according to a White House statement.

The 32-year Navy veteran will serve as the assistant secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere if confirmed by the Senate.

Gallaudet has a background in weather and ocean forecasting, developing enforcement strategies for illegal fishing and assessing the effects of climate change on national security, according to the White House.

The president and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL), a nonprofit representing leading ocean science and technology institutions, applauded Trump’s pick.

“On behalf of the ocean science, education, and technology community and the members of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, I want to express my appreciation to the president for taking the first step to staff this leadership post,” COL’s Jonathan White said in a statement. “He has chosen someone who has the scientific and oceanographic expertise necessary to fulfill the requirements of this position and whose exemplary leadership, professionalism, and dedication will allow him to serve with distinction.”

“With its mission to understand, predict, and share information about changes in climate, weather, ocean, and coasts and to conserve and manage our nation’s vast coastal and marine ecosystems and resources, NOAA will thrive under his leadership,” White added.

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Comments (6)

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    Al Shelton

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    I hope that he cleans house, and get rid of all the fraudsters…

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      Sonnyhill

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      B.S. walks the plank. About time.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Out with the Greenpeace,NRDC,Sierra Club,Center for Biological Diversity,EDF and the tree huggers and in with some real sceintists who belong to the Union of Conserned(Mad)Sceintists

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    Amber

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    We will see . You don’t thrive in that field by not playing ball .
    Interesting how the military guys are taking over the bureaucracy .
    Probably the only people Trump trusts when S hits the fan .

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Just like when James Watt was the Interior Secretary liberals and tree huggers went crazy but nothing when slick willy had Babbling(Bruce)Babbit as his interior secratary and Babbit belonged to the liberal League of Conservation Voters this new guy has no coccections with the leftists NRDC,EDF,GREENPEACE or SIERRA CLUB

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