Commander Michael Weaver, NOAA (Ret.) is a 1988 graduate of Virginia Tech and the Corps of Cadets and serves as Deputy Commandant of Cadets for First Battalion.
In 1990, Commander Weaver was commissioned in the NOAA Corps, a uniformed service that operates ships and aircraft in support of the scientific and survey missions of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He served as an officer aboard the NOAA Ship MT MITCHELL, conducting oceanographic and survey operations in the Atlantic, and in the Persian Gulf immediately after the first Gulf War. Following flight training, Commander Weaver flew several NOAA aircraft in support of nautical and coastal environmental surveying, including a Cessna Citation II (CE-550). As Chief of the Remote Sensing Flight Program, he flew NOAA missions in support of the response to the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. Commander Weaver is a rated aviator with over 1,500 flight hours, and he is certified as an Airline Transport Pilot and Multi-engine Flight Instructor.
Commander Weaver's assignments ashore included leadership positions at the Space Environment Center, Boulder, Colorado, and the Remote Sensing Division of the National Geodetic Survey, Silver Spring, Maryland. He later served as Operations Director of the National Geodetic Survey, overseeing daily operations and leading strategic and program planning efforts of an organization that maintains the National Spatial Reference System and supports land surveyors across the nation. Commander Weaver attended leadership training as a member of the NOAA Leadership Competencies Development Program, which trains senior civilian and uniformed service officers for leadership in NOAA. His personal awards include the U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medal, the NOAA Corps Commendation Medal (with two gold stars), and the NOAA Corps Achievement Medal (with two gold stars). He received Master's degrees from Johns Hopkins University in 2004, and Duke University in 2013.
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