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The NOAA Hall of Honor is meant to recognize and remember those who have given of themselves for the Nation, the scientific community, and NOAA and its predecessor agencies.

There are five broad areas that are being specifically commemorated and recognized within this site: 1) those who have given their lives in the service of our Nation; 2) those who have protected life and property; 3) those who have been called to serve in the Armed Forces during time of national emergency; 4) those whose scientific contributions have merited the recognition of the national and international science communities; and 5) those whose science, engineering, and administrative contributions to NOAA programs have merited the award of Gold and Silver Medals, the highest civil awards bestowed by the United States Department of Commerce.

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In the Line of Duty
Honoring individuals who gave their lives while on duty.
1846 - 1936 | 1938 - 1953 | World War II
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Military Medals and Citations
Citations and letters of commendation commemorate the work of the Coast and Geodetic Survey during the critical years of the Second World War.
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Department of Commerce Medals
Recipients of the United States Department of Commerce gold and silver medals, for outstanding and exceptional service.
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Lifesaving & the Protection of Property

Honoring those individuals who have have taken actions or who have made decisions that saved people from serious injury or even death or helped protect significant amounts of personal and public property from destruction or damage.


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