Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Pharmacist Professional Advisory Committee


The Office of the Surgeon General (OSG) appoints the Chief Professional Officers (CPOs) to advise and provide guidance to the Surgeon General of the United States and the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service. Each CPO provides leadership and coordination to one of 11 professional categories in the Corps. CPOs are influential on matters such as recruitment, retention, and the career development of officers. These leaders facilitate professional and community relationships to promote engagement with the Corps and increase awareness of SG initiatives to protect the health and wellness of all Americans.

Past Chief Pharmacy Officers


RADM Pamela Schweitzer
2014 - 2018


RADM Scott Giberson
2010 - 2014


RADM Robert Pittman
2006 - 2010


RADM Richard Walling
2001 - 2005


RADM Fred Paavola
1996 - 2000


RADM Richard Bertin
1992 - 1996


RADM Richard Church
1987 - 1992


RADM Richard Ashbaugh
1981 - 1987


RADM Allen Brands
1967 - 1981


CAPT George Archambault
1959 - 1967

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