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Gulf of Mexico

Centered in Pascagoula, MS, the Gulf of Mexico ACO Chapter covers all active duty and retired NOAA Corps officers who reside or work in a Gulf Coast state (AL, FL, LA, MS, TX) or officers in nearby areas without direct representation. NOAA Corps officers interested in being an active member should contact GoM ACO leadership via to ensure they are updated in the GoM ACO’s records.

The GoM ACO looks to host regular events, aimed at connecting officers with one another and boosting morale. Events are open to all officers, including those from other regions visiting or temporarily working in the area. Please check back to the ACO calendar for future events. Hope to see you there!


LCDR John Kidd, 

Currently the Executive Officer aboard the NOAA Ship Pisces. Enjoys spearfishing, sailing, BBQing, and spending time with his wife, two daughters, and two golden retrievers.


ENS Carrington Conerly,

Currently a junior officer on his first sea assignment aboard NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter. He enjoys traveling, snorkeling, and spending time with his husband and retired racer greyhound, Charlie.


LTJG Collin McMillan,
Member at-Large

Currently the Officer in Charge - Uncrewed Systems for Navigation Response Team Stennis.


LTJG Kaitlyn Brogan, 
Vice President

Currently the Vessel Operations Coordinator at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. Enjoys surfing, diving, and really anything that involves the water. Loves spending time outdoors in my hammock listening to music and/or reading on the beach. 


CDR Chad Meckley,
Member at-Large

Currently the Commanding Officer aboard the NOAA Ship Pisces. He Enjoys the great outdoors and spending time with his wife and three children.


ENS Justin Weeks,

Currently a Junior Officer on the NOAA Ship Oregon II. 


LCDR Aaron Colohan,
Member at-Large

Currently the Executive Officer aboard the NOAA Ship Oregon II. He enjoys spending time with his family, camping and generally trying to have a good time.

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