LCDR Rebecca Waddington is a Commissioned Officer, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Missouri, United States
Rebecca grew up in California and developed a passion for weather. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology and immediately joined the NOAA Corps. Her first assignment was as navigation officer aboard NOAA’s oceanographic research vessel, the KA’IMIMOANA. Following her sea time, she transitioned to working in the storm surge unit at the National Hurricane Center. In 2009, she traded her sea legs for wings and became a pilot. She now combines her love of weather and flying by working at the Aviation Weather Center and serving as aircraft commander on NOAA’s premiere remote sensing platform.