David A. Score
David A. Score
Score in 2014
|Service/||NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps|
|Years of service||1990–2017|
|Awards||Department of Commerce Bronze Medal (2)|
David A. Score is a former rear admiral in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps who last served as Director, NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps and Director, NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations. He retired from the NOAA Corps on September 6, 2017 after over 27 years of service.
Early life and education
Score was commissioned as an officer in the NOAA Commissioned Officers Corps in 1990. He served aboard six NOAA vessels, among them NOAAS Ferrell, NOAAS Miller Freeman, and NOAAS Nancy Foster. During his sea service Score served from the Caribbean Sea to the Bering Sea. Score is an accomplished diver and dive master, having supervised more than 2,000 dives. Score also served in a variety of management and operational roles at Channel Islands, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary, and Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. He served as the superintendent of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.In 1999, Score was the NOAA Association of Commissioned Officers' Junior Officer of the Year.
Score served as Deputy Director prior to his appointment as Director, NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps and NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations beginning January 2, 2014. Prior to that assignment, he oversaw all NOAA ship fleet operations as the Director of the Office of Marine and Aviation Operations Operations Center. Score has also commanded the NOAA Marine Operations Center-Atlantic in Norfolk, Virginia and NOAAS Gordon Gunter.
Awards and decorations
Score received the following awards:
NOAA Deck Officer Badge
NOAA Command at Sea Badge
|Department of Commerce Bronze Medal with one 5⁄16" gold star|
|NOAA Commendation Medal with one 5⁄16" gold star|
|NOAA Achievement Medal with one 5⁄16" silver star and two 5⁄16" gold stars|
|NOAA Corps Director's Ribbon with one 5⁄16" gold star|
|NOAA Unit Citation Award with two 3⁄16" bronze stars|
|NOAA ACO Junior Officer of the Year Award Medal|
|NOAA Sea Service Deployment Ribbon|
|Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with one 3⁄16" bronze star|
|NOAA Corps Atlantic Service Ribbon with four 3⁄16" bronze stars|
|NOAA Corps Pacific Service Ribbon|
|NOAA Corps International Service Ribbon with one 3⁄16" bronze star|
- "Michael Silah to lead NOAA Corps and Office of Marine and Aviation Operations - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration". www.noaa.gov.
- "Rear Admiral David A. Score Deputy Director, NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps Deputy Director for Operations, NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations" (PDF). NOAA. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
- "Rear Adm. David A. Score to lead NOAA Corps and Office of Marine and Aviation Operations". NOAA. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- "Capt. David A. Score Takes Command of NOAA's Atlantic Fleet". NOAA. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
Michael S. Devany
| Director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps
Michael J. Silah
Michael S. Devany
| Commander, NOAA Marine Operations Center–Atlantic
Anita L. Lopez