By Megan Brown, Navy Office of Community Outreach
Craig Shells, a native of North Tonawanda, is part of Naval Oceanography ensuring the U.S. Navy maintains freedom from the ocean floor to the stars at Naval Oceanographic Office.
Sailors and civilians working throughout Naval Oceanography collect, measure and analyze the elements of the physical environment (land, sea, air, space). They synthesize a vast array of oceanographic and meteorological data to produce forecasts and warnings in support of safety of flight and navigation.
Shells attended North Tonawanda for the majority of high school, and graduated from Mississippi State University in 2018. Shells currently serves at Naval Oceanographic Office, headquartered at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.
“I would like to thank all my teachers and my classmate – specifically, Lauren Pounds,” Shells said. “She worked here as an intern and told me about this place.”