Lieutenant Commander Jonathan B. Neuhaus is an officer in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Commissioned Corps assigned to NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base as the Deputy, Global Hawk Project Manager. He also serves as an instructor pilot on the NASA Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system and flies the NASA's B-200 King Air support aircraft.
Officers of the NOAA Commissioned Corps operate ships, fly aircraft, lead mobile field parties, conduct diving operations, manage research projects and serve in staff positions throughout NOAA.
Neuhaus completed the NOAA Corps 98th Basic Officer Training Course at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in April 2000, followed by a two-year sea assignment aboard the hydrographic survey ship NOAA Ship Whiting.
Selected for aviation duty, Neuhaus reported to the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., in 2002 where he piloted the Rockwell Shrike Commander and deHavilland Twin Otter as mission/aircraft commander. In addition to flight duties, he served as a training officer and program/project coordinator.
Neuhaus’ following assignments were to NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey Remote Sensing Division, spending six years at the NOAA headquarters campus in Silver Spring, Md. There he piloted the Cessna Citation II and Hawker Beechcraft King Air 350 remote sensing aircraft as mission/aircraft commander and served as chief of the Remote Sensing Flight Program and chief of the Requirements Branch.
Through a NOAA/NASA partnership, Neuhaus joined the flight operations staff at NASA Armstrong in July 2012.
Neuhaus has a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and holds an Airline Transport Pilot cert-Negotiated new updates for the renewal of Airspace Letter of Agreement with US Navy for Global Hawk certificate with CE-500 and BE-300 type ratings.