Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Health Services Officer Professional Advisory Committee

Health Services Category

Health Services Officers (HSOs) are one of eleven professional categories of the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS). HSOs contribute vitally to the health of the Nation and are an invaluable resource to the Office of the Surgeon General, the PHS, other governmental agencies, and the American public.

Health Services is the third largest PHS category with over 1200 active duty officers who are involved in a wide variety of disciplines holding qualifying degrees from accredited clinical, scientific, technical, and administrative programs.

Disciplines represented within the Health Services category include biological, physical and environmental sciences, optometry, clinical psychology, social work, podiatry, medical technology, dental hygiene, medical records administration, physician assistant, information technology, health education, health care administration, and other public health specialties.

The HSO motto -- Multidisciplinary in Approach, Connected by Service, Advancing Public Health” -- attests to the wide range of skills and experience possessed by this multi-disciplinary team of officers and to their pride and commitment to serving in the Commissioned Corps.

The 10 Health Services Professional Advisory Groups are listed and accessible below:



The Health Services Professional Advisory Committee (HSPAC) is seeking members for a 3-year term beginning Wednesday, January 1, 2020 and ending Saturday, December 31 2022. The HSPAC provides advice to the Office of the Surgeon General (OSG) and the Health Services Chief Professional Officer (CPO) on professional and personnel issues related to the Health Services category. Selections are based on the nominee’s commitment to public health activities and specified criteria in the HSPAC Charter (e.g., organizational, discipline, gender, minority representation). Selections are made by the HSPAC and approved by the SG.

The HSPAC 2019 Voting Member Nomination Process (including nomination package) is available here. All packages must be submitted by COB, Friday, May 17, 2019 to

For additional questions please contact the Chair, CDR Neelam Ghiya and Co-Chair, CDR Kristin Kelly of the Membership Subcommittee at


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