Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Junior Officer Advisory Group

Journeyman Speaker Series

Scheduled Journeyman Speaker Series

(Held on the second Friday of odd numbered months from 1300-1400 EST)

June 23, 2023

July 14, 2023

September 8, 2023

Journeyman Speaker Series will be presented through Microsoft Teams

Please join the Listserv and look for the email invite with the passcode and password


Journeyman Speaker Series - JOAG's Bi-Monthly Speaker Series

The Journeyman Speaker Series is an hour-long, bimonthly (every other month) speaker series developed by the JOAG Professional Development Committee to bring relevant information to junior officers related to career advancement and officership.

These well-attended teleconferences have featured several prominent public health leaders such as CAPT Jerrold Farrell, RADM Richard Carmona, RADM (ret.) Kenneth Moritsugu, RADM Craig Vanderwagen, RADM (ret.) Jerrold Michael, RADM David Rutstein, and many others. Topics have included preparing for promotion, assimilation, the history of the USPHS, readiness and deployment, and being a leader in the USPHS.

Upcoming scheduled Journeyman Speaker Series presentations will be announced below as they are scheduled.

    Below are recent Journeyman Speaker Series presentations.  For a full list, please visit page: USPHS JOAG Journeyman Series (JOAG JSS).

    • Personal Leadership Philosophy: CAPT Young Song (January 10, 2020)
    • PACE - Prevention Through Active Communicaty Engagement: CDR Leo Gumapas, LCDR Jonathan Leshin, and LCDR John Pesce (November 8, 2019)
    • Effective Leadership: CDR Kimberly Raines (September 13, 2019)
    • Passion and Leadership as an Officer in the Commissioned Corps of the USPHS: CDR Travis Hunt (July 12, 2019)
    • Officer Visibility: RADM Brandon Taylor (May 10, 2019)
    • Operation Corps Strong Initiatives and Suicide Prevention Campaign: LCDR Joy Mobley and LT Nick Buhr (March 8, 2019)
    • Deployment Preparation: CAPT Maria Fields (November 9, 2018)
    • Promotion Planning: Writing Tips for Public Health Service Officers: CDR Neelam Ghiya (September 14, 2018)
    • Balancing your Professional Portfolio: CAPT John Iskander (July 13, 2018)
    • Mapping and Traveling your own Leadership Development Path: CAPT Woo (May 11, 2018)
    • My Profession: CAPT Calvin Edwards (March 9, 2018)
    • Commissioned Corps Women's Issues Advisory Board: LCDR Cara Halldin and LCDR Sharon Downey (January 19, 2018)

    ** If interested in receiving a PowerPoint presentation or audio recording  from any of the above Journeyman Speaker Series, please contact LT Marcus Harding (**

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