NOAA
Office of Coast Survey
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce

November 22, 2016

Hello Coast Survey,

This Saturday marks my third month as director of Coast Survey and I have a lot to be thankful for. Your commitment has made Coast Survey an inspirational place to work and I am truly grateful for your dedication, innovation, and above all, your support.

Wherever your plans take you this Thanksgiving weekend, enjoy the holiday and be safe.

Rear Admiral Shepard M. Smith
Rear Admiral Shepard M. Smith