Cmdr. Shelley Caplan is a career Meteorology and Oceanography (METOC) officer. She has a diverse background in weather and ocean forecasting, hydrographic surveys, mine countermeasures, and manpower. She has served on USS Ronald Reagan, USS Bataan and at multiple shore-based locations. Additionally, she earned two master's degrees in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography from the Naval Postgraduate School, and in Hydrographic Science from the University of Southern Mississippi.