Each year JOAG recognizes junior officers and a senior officer for their outstanding contribution to the JOAG and the Commissioned Corps. Awards recipients (awardees) are recognized during the annual USPHS Scientific and Training Symposium. Recent recipients of the three JOAG awards are featured at each award webpage (accessible using the left menu bar). A complete list of JOAG awardees is here.
Junior Officer Awards
JOAG recognizes junior officers at the rank of LCDR/O-4 or below in the USPHS Commissioned Corps who have made significant contributions to the overall mission of the U.S. Public Health Service and JOAG.
The VADM C. Everett Koop Junior Officer Award recognizes outstanding junior officers who have used scientific evidence to advocate for, inform, develop and /or implement public health policy or healthcare reform at the local, state, regional, national or international level.
The Junior Officer of the Year Award recognizes an active duty junior officer at the rank of O-4 or below in the USPHS Commissioned Corps who has made a significant contribution to the overall mission of the U.S. Public Health Service. (Self-nominations welcome!)
The JOAG Excellence Award recognizes a non-voting junior officer at the rank of O-4 or below in the USPHS Commissioned Corps, who is an active participant of JOAG, for demonstrating outstanding, dedicated effort, leadership ability, and commitment to JOAG through active committee or workgroup participation. (Self-nominations welcome!)
Senior Officer Award
JOAG also recognizes an active duty or retired senior officer at the rank of CDR/O-5 or above in the USPHS Commissioned Corps who has made a great impact on junior officers.
The VADM Richard H. Carmona Inspiration Award recognizes an active duty or retired Senior Officer who exemplifies outstanding leadership by example, mentorship and empowerment of junior officers, unwavering support of the Commissioned Corps and its mission, and overall inspiration and motivation to the PHS community. (Nominations are only accepted from junior officers.)
Call for Awards Nominations
For more information on the JOAG Awards, please visit the JOAG Awards Committee webpage and contact the JOAG Award Committee Chairs.
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