National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce

CDR Sarah Duncan

Sarah smiling in blue NOAA Corps uniform with blue hat on in front of a NOAA Ship
Associate Director for Operations
Staff Affiliation: 
NOAA Corps
PMEL Division: 
Office of the Director

CDR Duncan has completed four ship assignments as Operations Officer on Hi’ialakai, Executive Officer on both 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.

Commander 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.