Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Junior Officer Advisory Group



Everyone is Welcome!

Welcome to the official website of the Junior Officer Advisory Group (JOAG); a website dedicated to the Junior Officers of the United States Public Health Service.

Any junior officer at the rank of LCDR/O4 and below who participates in the JOAG meetings and serves on one of JOAG's committees or workgroups is considered an active participant of the JOAG. There is no formal process for becoming a general member.  If you are interested in leadership opportunities in JOAG please look here.

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In addition to participating in our meetings and committees we also want to encourage you to join our Listserv, as this is the primary way we communicate with our fellow junior officers. To view the JOAG Listserv welcome letter click here [PDF - 54KB]

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Tue, 17 Sep 2013 00:00:00 EST

PHS ODU slides

Junior officers,

 Please view this informative powerpoint presentation, which contains ODU standards and wear.  A special thanks to CAPT Bruce Tierney for creating the presentation on behalf of the ACOA.


Tracy Tilghman, MPH
LT, U.S. Public Health Service
Chair, Junior Officer Advisory Group (JOAG)  

Tue, 10 Sep 2013 00:00:00 EST

August 2013 Meeting Minutes posted!

The August 9, 2013 JOAG General Meeting Minutes are posted. 

Tue, 10 Sep 2013 00:00:00 EST

Get Fit-Stay Fit -- Popular Races

New Get Fit-Stay Fit article posted for Septmeber 2013!

Wed, 31 Oct 2012 00:00:00 EST

JOAG Journeyman Series 11/9, 1300 EDT

Fellow JOs:

Please join us this Friday, 9 November 2012 at 1300 EST. We are honored to have Dr. Mary Beth Bigley speaking on the timely and important professional development topic, "JOAG and the National Prevention Strategy". Slides for the presentation are forthcoming.  If you have any questions for the speaker please email them to by COB Wednesday, 7 November 2012.

Call in: 1-213-342-3000 (Note: this is a toll line and long distance charges apply)
Participant Access Code: 6904646

Notes about the conference line:
* Because of the number of people calling in, it may take more than one attempt to connect to the conference line. (You may hear a message that "All circuits are busy.") Please keep trying to connect, and consider dialing in several minutes before the call begins.
* Once connected, you may be instructed to announce yourself to the call. Please do not announce yourself, as it interrupts the call. Thanks!
* Please put your phone on mute when not speaking. If your phone does not have a mute button, press *6 (star 6).

About the Journeyman Speaker Series: The Journeyman Speaker Series is developed by the JOAG Professional Development Committee to bring relevant information to Junior Officers about Corps-related issues. For more information on Journeyman Speaker Series, visit the JOAG Website:

 Scott Steffen, Ph.D.

LCDR, U.S. Public Health Service

Executive Secretary, Junior Officer Advisory Group (JOAG)

Fri, 25 Oct 2013 00:00:00 EST

JOAG OHWPS Announces Let's Move! Program

The First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama, has challenged Americans to promote physical fitness and good nutrition habits in our youth.  As officers in the U.S. Public Health Service, it is important that we serve as leaders in our communities to respond to this challenge.  The OHWPS would like to announce a very exciting opportunity for JOAG officers across the country to participate in the national Let’s Move! campaign.  On behalf of JOAG, the OHWPS has created a Let’s Move! volunteer program, which offers JOAG members the chance to  lead projects that promote the ideals of Let’s Move! in their very own hometowns. 

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