Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Health Services Officer Professional Advisory Committee

Nomination Process for the HSPAC Membership



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.

HSPAC members are expected to obtain the necessary agency support to attend six scheduled meetings per year. With permission of the HSPAC Chair, members stationed outside of the Washington DC area, may participate in up to five of these meetings via teleconference. A member is required to participate in one HSPAC meeting in person in DC metro region/area. Attending the COA conference can be substituted to meet the requirement of participating in one meeting in person.

Nomination Package

Given the important role of the HSPAC, the limited number of available slots, and the high quantity of applicants received each year, becoming a voting member is a highly competitive process. To ensure HSOs selected to serve as the Leaders of the HSPAC are among the most qualified, the Voting Member (VM) solicitation process and evaluation criteria includes streamlined and objective rating process and increased transparency around voting membership requirements and selection.

The HSPAC VM Nomination Package that must be include:

  1. Signed Nomination Form (enclosed in nomination package)
  2. Nomination Narrative (see narrative questions in nomination package)
  3. Screen shot of Basic Readiness page from RedDOG self-service system
  4. Updated curriculum vitae (CV) that follows the most current HSPAC CV Format

The nomination packet must be submitted as a SINGLE (1), combined PDF file.  An incomplete package will NOT be considered for review.


Per the HSPAC Bylaws, applicants are not allowed to seek dual voting membership roles within the HSPAC and their respective PAG. As such, should applicants be selected to serve as a HSPAC Voting Member, they are not allowed to apply for a Voting Member role within their respective PAG.

Application Submission

All packages must be submitted by COB, Friday, May 17, 2019 to The full nomination package is available here.

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

Voting Member Information Session

To address questions about what HSPAC voting membership entails, the Membership Subcommittee hosted an informational session on Wednesday, April 17. For those who were unable to attend, a copy of the presentation and recording of the session will be posted on the website after April 17, 2019.

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