Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Health Services Officer Professional Advisory Committee

Uniform Resources


Few things inspire pride and esprit-de-corps more than the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) uniform. By wearing the uniform, Commissioned Corps Officers display a profound respect for their country, their service, and themselves. Uniforms promote the visibility and credibility of the Commissioned Corps to the general public and the Nation’s underserved populations whom officers are devoted to serving.

Although the Health Service Officers are involved in a wide variety of disciplines, we excel to be unified and visible, wearing the uniform daily with pride, professionalism, and distinction. The HSPAC Uniform Readiness webpage gives a comprehensive resource in order to be ready and presentable, anytime and anywhere because #wearecorpsstrong.  

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USPHS Helpful Uniform Sites

  • Uniforms Site: This site contains with information on the 7 Uniform Services of the United States rank and grades structure and devices.

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USPHS Uniform Vendors*

    • UltraThin: Site for ordering USPHS “Thin” ribbon racks. This site will also help you build and arrange your ribbons, including ribbon devices (i.e., stars).
  • NEX Navy Exchange Uniform Customer Service/Questions Line
    • Within the Continental US (CONUS): 877–810–9030
    • Press 3 for US Public Health Service

*The inclusion of these vendors does not constitute an official endorsement by the HSPAC, the USPHS and/or the U.S. Government. These vendors were only included as is only meant as a resource for USPHS Officer.

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Uniform Guide Videos

Recording of the history, components, and proper wear instructions for required and prescribed USPHS uniforms.

1.  Operational Dress Uniform (ODU)

2.  Service Dress Blue (SDB)


The HSPAC Readiness Subcommittee will make every effort to ensure the information on this site remains current. In the event that you notice incorrect or outdated information, please send the HSPAC Readiness Chair an email so we can take action. Officers, NOT the HSPAC Readiness Subcommittee, are responsible for checking the Readiness website to ensure they are using the most current information. Officers are strongly encouraged to frequently review RedDOG’s “Readiness, Down-to-Basics Document for a current listing of all Basic Readiness requirements and detailed instructions for successfully completing each requisite for Basic Readiness.

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