NOAA & OMAO Deputy Director RDML Anita Lopez
Rear Admiral (Lower Half) Anita L. Lopez served Deputy Director, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Commissioned Officer Corps and Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO) from January 2, 2014 through August 31, 2017.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps, known informally as the NOAA Corps, is one of seven federal uniformed services of the United States, and operates under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a scientific agency overseen by the Department of Commerce. The NOAA Corps is made up of scientifically and technically trained officers and is the smallest of the U.S. uniformed services. It is one of only two––the other being the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps––that consists only of commissioned officers, with no enlisted or warrant officer ranks.