Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Minority Officers Liaison Council


Welcome to the Minority Office Liaison Council (MOLC),

This is a time of extraordinary growth in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. The USPHS is positioned to strategically address the public health issues of our Nation and has demonstrated success in recent global and national health crises.  MOLC is proud to stand with our fellow officers in accomplishing the mission of our service: to protect, promote, and advance the health and safety of our Nation. 

The MOLC is a unique body of officers, comprised of representatives from each of the four chartered minority advisory groups (CMAGs) which include the American Indian/Alaska Native Commissioned Officers Advisory Committee (AI/ANCOAC), the Asian Pacific American Officers Committee (APAOC), the Black Commissioned Officers Advisory Group (BCOAG), and the Hispanic Officers Advisory Group (HOAC). MOLC serves as a Liaison to the Surgeon general, providing advice and consultation on issues relating to minorities in the USPHS.  Further, MOLC functions as a hub of information and resources for dissemination to the CMAGs on issues related to minority health, career development, and other USPHS-specific issues.

We are proud of the outstanding officers who represent the 2019 Council. They immediately hit the ground running and have expanded and improved upon the work of previous councils. This year, MOLC is developing a strategic plan, based on input from officers from each CMAG, to align MOLC’s actions with the OSG’s vision for the MOLC to serve in a resource and advisory capacity in the development, coordination, and evaluation of activities related to minority officers in all professional categories. At every opportunity, we will use our “voice” to speak for the interests of minority officers throughout the Corps.

If you wish to learn more about becoming involved with MOLC or have questions, please contact the chairs, LCDR Janet Hayes or LCDR Melissa Schossow.

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