Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Physician Professional Advisory Committee

U.S. Marshals Service (USMS)


Purpose: USMS, an agency of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), protects the Federal courts and ensures the effective operation of the judicial system; including the security, health, and safety of government witnesses and their immediate dependents and housing and transporting prisoners in Federal custody until they are either acquitted or delivered to their designated Federal prison. Commissioned Corps officers work in four USMS program areas as:

  • Flight nurses aboard the Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System (JPATS) aircraft
  • Coordinators of the JPATS movement of prisoners with health problems
  • Managers of prisoner health care issues in the Office of Interagency Medical Services
  • Providers of medical support to the USMS Special Operations Group, an elite group of highly trained Deputy U.S. Marshals who respond as teams to national emergencies and perform special law enforcement missions.

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