National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce

CAPT Sarah Duncan

Associate Director for Operations
Staff Affiliation: 
NOAA Corps
PMEL Division: 
Office of the Director

CAPT Duncan has completed four ship assignments as Operations Officer on Hi’ialakai, Executive Officer on both NOAA Ship Oscar Dyson and Bell M. Shimada, and as the Commanding Officer of Oscar Dyson. She has served three prior shore assignments as the National Weather Service Climate Outreach Officer in Honolulu, HI, NOAA Small Boat Program Manager in Seattle, WA, and Executive Officer of Marine Operations Center – Pacific in Newport, Oregon.

CAPT Duncan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma, an Executive Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Washington, and she holds a 2nd Mate unlimited Coast Guard license. She and her husband Jesse live in Clinton on south Whidbey Island.