Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Asian Pacific American Officer Committee

Education and Training

Mission Statement:

The APAOC Education and Training Subcommittee is responsible for planning, organizing, and scheduling training sessions for APAOC members. It is responsible for establishing appropriate topics of interest, inviting qualified speakers, coordinating the logistics of the presentation, and ensuring participants receive certificates of attendance for attending training sessions.

Goals for 2019:

  • Develop Education and Training Sessions which provide valuable information and interesting topics to all APAOC members.
  • Establish guidelines for future subcommittee members to promote continuity of best practices
  • Coordinate and schedule annual Leadership Summit in collaboration with APAOC’s Leadership and other subcommittees.
  • Promote and advance educational opportunities, encouraging APAOC involvement and interest among members and APAO Community.

Subcommittee Contacts:

Chair – LCDR Catherine Arnatt; Alternate – LT Deirdre Abellada

Co-Chair – CAPT Mei-Ying Li; Alternate – CDR Kevin Ma

***Education & Training sessions via Webinar will be held the first Tuesday of every even month from 1200-1300 hrs EST. The tentative schedule for 2019 sessions are listed below. An announcement with details will be sent closer to the training session dates.


 Month (tentative)*

Post-9/11 GI Bill (PGIB) and other PHS Education Benefits


Medical Retirement


PHS Protocols: OBC/uniform/courtesy




APAOC Leadership Summit (live event)


Space-A Flights



LCDR Catherine Arnatt or CAPT Mei-Ying Li

To receive a Certificate of Attendance for attending Eucation & Training sessions, please email your attendance to LCDR Catherine Arnatt with your name and rank typed in the email.


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