Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Junior Officer Advisory Group

JO Voice

JO Voice is a means for collecting and responding to the questions, concerns, and input from junior officers. Prior to each JOAG General Meeting, JOAG leadership, under the Communications and Publications Committee, solicits input on a featured topic. Responses to recent past topics are listed below and older topics are available on the JO Voice Max page ( log in required). Junior officers are encouraged to submit their ideas for topics or questions or concerns on any topic to: PHS-JOAG@LIST.NIH.GOV.

JO Voice Responses for Featured Topics


February - JO VOICE Subcommittee Question and Answer Publication


October - USPHS Benefits and Entitlements


August - Exceptional Proficiency Promotion and Regular Promotions

June - Uniforms

April - VA and Educational Benefits

February - Medical Separations and Retirement


October - COERs

June - Weight Standards and the APFT

April - Space A Travel

February - Retirement and Separation


December - Mentoring

October - COERs

August - Promotion

June - Recruitment

April - Health Coverage, Medical Leave, and DEERS Enrollment

February - Post 9/11 GI Bill (Education Benefits)

**Responses for JO Voice topics prior to 2017 are available on the JO Voice Max page ( log in required)**

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