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Board for Operational Government Meteorologists

Starts: 01-01-2024
Ends: 01-15-2027
Location: Online Opportunity


The Board for Operational Government Meteorologists (BOGM) is dedicated to serving operational meteorologists working at all levels of government, including Federal, Military, State, and Local levels. While fully committed to support AMS efforts to bring together and foster public/private partnership activities in the provision of weather and climate services, our focus is on government meteorologists. We represent your concerns to the AMS and advocate for your interests.

The purpose of this Board is to serve operational meteorologists working at all levels of government, including federal, military, state, and local levels; to stimulate communication, education, and other activities promoting operations in meteorology, hydrology, and other environmental sciences consistent with the Society’s objectives; to promote and keep abreast of meteorological, hydrological, and environmental advancements and techniques in order to support services provided by operational meteorologists; to consult with other AMS Boards and Committees on relevant matters; to serve as a resource for career development of individuals engaged in the government sector, including mentoring of individuals interested in the public sector; to encourage professional development by individuals in the government sector; to evaluate and recommend candidates for the Society’s Reichelderfer Award. To consist of eight members, with two or three appointed each year, each for a renewable term of three years, with appointments staggered as necessary, and, if qualified, a student intern member.

Our work requires tremendous coordination, commitment, and collaboration between tens of thousands of people, all of whom are dedicated to success. AMS has created a structure of volunteer support for this coordination and collaboration that includes six commissions overseeing 140+ boards and committees.

The information provided in this application will be provided to the various commissioners as they begin making appointments for the committees and boards of their commission. Please note that most appointments are made in the fall for terms that begin in January, so you may not hear anything for some time after submitting this form. Also note that great effort is put into maintaining balance on committees and boards in terms of sector, discipline, etc., so you may not be used on a specific committee or board immediately.

Volunteers Needed:

1 (1 open slot)

Experience Required:

No Experience Necessary




Erik Wilke

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