LCDR Jeff Pereira

Operations Manager

Phone: (301) 427-2473

Lieutenant Commander Jeffrey Pereira is the current Operations Manager for the GOMO. He serves as the vessel coordinator to schedule the deployment of vital ocean climate platforms on NOAA’s, University’s, and Private charter vessels.

LCDR Pereira’s most recent sea assignment was as Executive Officer on NOAA Ship Pisces. As Executive Officer, he was responsible for formulation, execution and maintenance of the vessel’s 1.2 million dollar budget; supervised 12 employees; and managed the vessel’s staffing. Previous sea assignments include serving as Junior Officer on NOAA Ship Rainier supporting hydrographic research in the Pacific Northwest, including Alaska. He was Operations Officer aboard NOAA Ship Henry Bigelow, supporting fisheries and oceanographic research in the Atlantic Ocean. LCDR Pereira also has underway augmentation experience serving on several different vessels, including NOAA Ship Nancy Foster, Oregon II and R/V Gloria Michelle.   

LCDR Pereira’s previous land assignments include working as NOAA Corps Chief Recruiting Officer and as Oceanographer for the National Hurricane Center’s Storm Surge Unit where he was responsible for producing operational storm surge model calculations for land-falling hurricanes using NOAA’s SLOSH model. He worked closely with Federal and Local Emergency Management, as well as local NWS forecast offices for hurricane evacuation planning and preparation.

LCDR Pereira graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2004 with Bachelor of Science degrees in Aircraft Engineering Technology and Applied Meteorology with a concentration in Research. He also received a Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems from Pennsylvania State University in 2013. LCDR Pereira is a recipient of the Department of Commerce’s Gold and Bronze Medal. His NOAA Corps decorations include Achievement Medal (4), Director’s Ribbon (2), Unit Citation (2), and National Response Service Ribbon.

Lieutenant Commander Pereira is from Pawtucket, RI. He is the proud father of two daughters named Kaylee and Zoey who currently reside in Plainfield, IL.