- Lieutenant (Junior Grade), NOAA Corps
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Alyssa Thompson is the Research Operations Manager for the Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division. She supports the small boat operations as Vessel Operations Coordinator (VOC) and is responsible for managing the four AOML small boats. She also assists with NOAA diving operations and field sampling efforts for ecosystem research conducted in South Florida's coastal waters. Thompson holds a B.S. degree in animal science from Virginia Tech, with specialty courses in ichthyology, genetics, and fish ecology.