NOAA Association of Commissioned Officers 

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Association of Commissioned Officers

The ACO has several regional sections that service members around the country.  Check out our Calendar section to view upcoming events in all of the regions, and our Photo Gallery to see photos from past events.


The D.C section represents officers in the D.C Metro Area, including the District of Columbia, northern Virginia, and southern Maryland.  The D.C. Section also hosts and plans the annual NOAA Anniversary Ball and annual Dining In held in Washington D.C.  


Officers west of the Mississippi River, including Hawaii and Alaska and officers of the Pacific Fleet are represented by the Pacific Section of the ACO.


Officers assigned to the Marine Operations Center-Atlantic and the surrounding area are represented by the the Norfolk Section of the ACO.


The NOAA Officers Family Association (NOFA) is a national organization the represents NOAA Corps active an retired officers and their families.