The President today announced that he will nominate Capt. Kelly E. Taggart to be Director of the Commissioned Officer Corps, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Taggart is Deputy Associate Director of NOAA's Office of Fleet Operations. He has been with NOAA and its predecessor agency, the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, since 1955. He has served as Commanding Officer of a NOAA survey vessel and on aerial photographic mapping missions.