Elbert W (Joe) Friday Jr, FAMS, PhD, USAF Col (ret)

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Joe Friday, an AMS Member, a Fellow of the AMS, and the AMS President for 2003, is an environmental consultant in Edmond, Oklahoma. Dr. Friday is Professor Emeritus of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. He served as Commissioner of the AMS Commission on the Weather and Climate Enterprise from 2008-2010, and as Past Commissioner from 2010-2012. He has served as the Director of the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate at the National Academy of Sciences, the Director of the NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, and the Director and Deputy Director of the National Weather Service, all in Washington, D.C. He served as United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations's World Meteorological Organization from 1988 until 1998. In 1981 he completed a 20-year career in the United States Air Force, having been selected for the rank of Colonel in 1977. Dr Friday has PhD, Master's, and Bachelor's degrees from the University of Oklahoma. He is the recipient of the Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive. The Federal Executive Institute Alumni Association selected him as the 1993 Federal Executive of the Year. He received the 1997 Cleveland Abbe Award from the American Meteorological Society.

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