Mid-Florida ACP Chapter March (Virtual) Meeting
Guest Speaker: Bryan Blankenship, LCDR, USN (Retired)
Topic: Hurricane Season 2021 Outlook
Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021; 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Your Computer (If you have a camera, please join us online - it'll be good to see faces)
Join Our Zoom Meeting: The link will be emailed
Bryan Blankenship is a professional with more than 40 years of comprehensive experience in meteorology and oceanography, physical and life sciences, weather management and operations, emergency management, research, education, and technical training. He retired from the U.S. Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command in 2010 as a naval officer following a distinguished 30-year military career.
During his tenure, he served in a variety of positions of increased responsibility and complexity throughout the world both ashore and afloat. Significant duties included tours on five Flag Staffs, two aircraft carriers, an amphibious carrier, and the command of three Fleet Weather detachments. Following his naval career, he worked as a government technology consultant as a cybersecurity analyst. Bryan holds a bachelor’s degree in Natural Science and Mathematics from Thomas Edison State College and is a certified Department of Labor Journeyman Meteorologist and certified Navy Meteorological and Oceanographic Analyst-Forecaster. He has operational forecasting experience throughout the United States, Central and South America, Caribbean, Asia, Western Pacific, Indian Ocean, Middle East, Europe, Mediterranean, and Polar Regions.
While serving as a Naval Aircrewman, on the Naval Ice Reconnaissance Team, he accumulated over 1000 flight hours while operating in the Arctic and Antarctic. Bryan has also been certified as a Navy and National Weather Service aviation, synoptic, maritime, upper air, radar, climatology, oceanographic observer since 1982 and is a graduate of numerous Navy and Air Force schools.
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