Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Junior Officer Advisory Group

Junior Officer Advisory Group (JOAG)


Everyone is Welcome!

Welcome to the official website of the Junior Officer Advisory Group (JOAG); a website dedicated to the Junior Officers of the United States Public Health Service.

Any junior officer at the rank of LCDR/O4 and below who participates in the JOAG meetings and serves on one of JOAG's committees or workgroups is considered an active participant of the JOAG. There is no formal process for becoming a general member.  If you are interested in leadership opportunities in JOAG please look here.

Subscribe to the JOAG Listserv

In addition to participating in our meetings and committees we also want to encourage you to join our Listserv, as this is the primary way we communicate with our fellow junior officers. To view the JOAG Listserv welcome letter click here [PDF]

If you unsubscribe from the JOAG listserv by clicking the link below, please make sure you click “Unsubscribe (JOAG)”, not “Unsubscribe (All Lists)”, because the “Unsubscribe (All Lists)” option will unsubscribe you from all lists that NIH supports, and you may not want to do that.

 Subscribe, unsubscribe, or change your email address for the JOAG Listserv here


JOAG Requests Nominations for a JOAG Senior Advisor

The Junior Officer Advisory Group (JOAG) requests nominations for a JOAG Senior Advisor for the 3-year term from 2022-2025. Please see the document for more information, frequently asked questions, and the nomination form.

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 10:36:00 EST

JOAG Releases 2021-2025 Strategic Plan and New Vision – “Empowering EVERY Junior Officer to Lead”

JOAG is proud to announce the release of the 2021-2025 Strategic Plan and its new vision, “Empowering EVERY junior officer to lead.” The JOAG Policy and Procedures Committee (PPC) solicited feedback from the general membership in FY2020 and incorporated that data to modernize the Strategic Plan. This Strategic Plan will guide JOAG’s efforts, activities, and deliverables for the next five operational years.

Sat, 26 Dec 2020 23:55:00 EST

JOAG Publishes MWR Family Resource Guide

The MWR Family Resource Guide compiles PHS and non-PHS resources and information regarding deployment, permanent change of station, bereavement and retirement. This Guide is very useful for officers and their families!

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:35:00 EST

JOAG Publishes 2016 USPHS Symposium Special Edition of the JOAG Journal

JOAG is happy to announce that the 2016 USPHS Symposium Special Edition of the JOAG Journal has been published and is available for all officers to read. This publication includes hyperlinks; it is best viewed around 78% zoom, and note that photo captions are embedded in the images (hover your cursor over images for the caption to appear). Many thanks to all of the junior officers who submitted articles for this inaugural special edition! In service, LT Katie Bante Communications & Publications Committee Co-Chair

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:13:00 EST

Experienced Officers Needed for JOAG’s Peer-to-Peer Network

The JOAG Peer-to-Peer Networking Program is seeking experienced officers (2+ years) to join this exciting program. This is an opportunity to pair junior officers who have recently graduated from OBC with other junior officers who have 2+ years of experience in the Commissioned Corps. This program connects new junior officers with more experienced peer level officers, promotes camaraderie, and facilitates information exchange. We are currently in need of experienced officers (2+ years) from the following categories: • Dietitian • EHO • Engineer • Medical • Physical Therapist • Scientist. As an experienced officer, you will have the opportunity to assist new officers as they begin their new PHS careers. Experienced officers will provide new officers timely, factual advice and lessons learned from their first years in the PHS. Visit the Peer-to-Peer Network webpage for additional information. The webpage also includes the required enrollment forms. Thank you and we hope to hear from you soon!

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:35:00 EST

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