NOAA Association of Commissioned Officers 

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NOAA Association of Commissioned Officers (ACO)


With the heaviest of hearts, we report that RDML Richard (Rick) Brennan unexpectedly passed away due to complications from surgery. 

In RDML Hann's words to OMAO, "Admiral Brennan was a friend, colleague, and leader for so many of us, and my heart breaks to share this news. Over his 26 years with the NOAA Corps Admiral Brennan touched the lives of so many, and I know this news will be hard for our NOAA family. He passionately served this nation and I am grateful he had the opportunity to serve as a Flag Officer."

In response to the outpouring of support for the Brennan family, and in cooperation with the NOAA Officers Family Association, we have established the Brennan Family Service Support Fund.  Your thoughtful donation will help support meals, flowers, and other immediate comfort to the family, with a potential longer term vision of supporting causes in which RDML Brennan was passionate.

The ACO is a nationally recognized member-based organization that supports and advocates for the NOAA Commissioned Corps active and retired officers.  The ACO also supports morale and community service events throughout the year.  Check out our Calendar section to view upcoming events, and our Photo Gallery to see photos from past events.

The ACO has several regional sections that service members around the country.  Information about each section can be found on our All Section Info page.

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