Nomination Process for the HSPAC Membership
HEALTH SERVICES PAC SEEKS NEW VOTING MEMBERS
The Health Services Professional Advisory Committee (HSPAC) is seeking new voting members for a three (3) year term, beginning January 1, 2021.
With over 1,200 Health Services Officers, the Health Services Category is one of the largest categories in the Commissioned Corps. The HSPAC serves as the professional advisory committee for the HS Category and advises the Health Services Chief Professional Officer (CPO), who in turn advises the Surgeon General on issues related to the category, including discipline specific issues related to the 10 Professional Advisory Groups (PAGs) and individual health services officers.
As outlined in the HSPAC Bylaws, the HSPAC has twenty Voting Members, with each serving a three-year term. To maximize leadership opportunities, ensure continued creativity and innovation, and consistency of operations from year to year, approximately a third of HSPAC Voting Member positions become available each operational year. If selected as a Voting Member, you will be expected to serve as not only a leader of the HSPAC, but you will be required to Chair or Co-Chair an HSPAC Subcommittee. Given the critical role the HSPAC serves in advising the Surgeon General, the HSPAC must ensure those selected to serve as HSPAC Voting Members are among the most qualified and have demonstrated leadership and commitment to the Commissioned Corps and the Health Services Category.
Given the important role of the HSPAC, the limited number of available slots, and the high quantity of applicants received each year, becoming an HSPAC 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 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:
- Signed Nomination Form (enclosed in nomination package)
- Nomination Narrative (see narrative questions in nomination package)
- Screen shot of Basic Readiness page from RedDOG self-service system
- 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.
All packages must be submitted by COB, Friday, June 19, 2020 to membership.HSPAC@gmail.com. The full nomination package is available here.
For additional questions please contact the Chair, CAPT Kristin Kelly and Co-Chair, LCDR Marquita Burnett of the Membership Subcommittee at Membership.HSPAC@gmail.com.