Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Junior Officer Advisory Group

Career Development Program

JOAG Career Development Program Flyer

Job shadowing is a professional, career development and exploration activity that offers the opportunity to spend time with a more senior professional currently working in a person’s field of interest. Junior officers who shadow get to observe the day-to-day activities of someone in the current workforce and also get a chance to actively engage with more senior officers. Senior officers are able to offer their unique experience and insight with junior officers in an enriching manner. Job shadowing is a brief commitment that can have a significant impact on participants. Beyond allowing participants to increase their understanding of the responsibilities of a senior officer, it also links senior officers with junior officers with the potential for future mentorship at their own discretion.

Additional information is provided in the JOAG Career Development Program Guidance Document.

Interested in participating in the JOAG Career Development Program? Please contact LCDR Christopher Barnes ( and LCDR Kimberly Evans ( for more information.  

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