Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Scientist Professional Advisory Committee

Deployment Response Narratives

Using the broad skills learned and honed during our scientific career, scientists deploy in response to public health emergencies, including man-made and natural disasters, as well as rural health missions assisting the neediest populations in the nation. We proudly serve in a variety of roles – from helping to coordinate resources within the Incident Response Command Team to working in a laboratory analyzing samples – and on many different deployment teams – from regional and national incident support teams to rapid deployment forces.

To submit a response narrative, feel free to use the easy, fillable form. Once you have completed your form or have drafted your response narrative, please send it, along with any optional media attachments that you would like to accompany your narrative (e.g., your portrait, photos from your deployment, etc.) to scipacnarratives@gmail.com.

2019 Narratives

CDR Gomez

Click here to read about CDR Guo's deployment in June 2019 to Florida to support Hurricane Michael recovery efforts.

2018 Narratives

CDR Gomez

Click here to read about CDR Gomez's deployment to Washington, D.C. for the funeral of former President George H.W. Bush in 2018.

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Click here to read CDR Kenneth Phillips's special report about his experience of deployment to North Carolina in response for Hurricane Florence in 2018.

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Click here to read about LT Patrick Sears's 2018 deployment in response to Hurricane Florence in September with RDF-3 to Clayton, North Carolina.

Click here to read about LCDR Jonathan Leshin's 2018 deployment to serve on the Service Access Team for U.S. Virgin Islanders with special medical needs.

Click here to read about LT Teresa Wang's 2018 deployment to the Incident Response Coordination Team (IRCT) in Atlanta, GA for the Hurricane Irma/Maria response.

Click here to read about LT Tanesha Tutt's 2018 deployment to assist with the response and resettlement of USVI evacuees from Hurricane Irma.

LT Jeisy Scott

Click here to read about LT Jeisy Scott's 2018 deployment to assist with the response for evacuees of the 2017 hurricane season.

2017 Narratives

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Click here to read about CDR Mark Miller's 2017 deployment for Hurricanes Maria and Irma.

Click here to read about CAPT Dominic Frasca's 2017 FDA agency deployment.

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Click here to read about LCDR Jarvis-Durham's 2017 deployment to Puerto Rico to assist with the response to Hurricane Maria.

CAPT Smith

Click here to read about CAPT Smith's 2017 deployment to Florida to assist with the response to Hurricane Maria.

LCDR Halldin

Click here to read about LCDR Halldin's 2017 deployment to Puerto Rico to assist with the response to Hurricane Maria.

LT Gallaway

Click here to read about LT Gallaway's 2017 deployment to Puerto Rico to assist with the reponse to Hurricane Maria.

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Click here to read about CDR Guo's 2017 deployment to assist with the response to Hurricane Maria.

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Click here to read about the USPHS Commissioned Corps 2017 deployment to support the Remote Area Medical (RAM) mission in Chattanooga, TN

LT Scott

Click here to read about LT Colleen Scott's 2017 deployment to Tajikistan to assess the quality of an immunization data system.

2016 Narratives

CAPT Brett

Click here to read about CAPT Kate Brett's 2016 deployment to Cleveland, Ohio, for the Republican National Convention.

LCDR Cross

Click here to read about LCDR Israel Cross's 2016 deployment to the Great Plains' Winnebago Hospital to support the Indian Health Service.

LCDR Rivera

Click here to read about LCDR Luz Rivera's deployment to Flint, Michigan for the 2016 lead contamination water response mission.

LCDR Muniz Ortiz

Click here to read about LCDR Jorge Muñiz Ortiz's deployment to Puerto Rico for the 2016 Zika virus response.

LCDR Gomez-Saladin

Click here to read about LCDR Eduardo Gomez-Saladin's deployment to Puerto Rico for the 2016 Zika virus response.
2016-jarvis-durham.jpg Click here to read about LCDR Jarvis-Durham's deployment as part of the 2016 Louisiana Flooding Response.

LCDR Demissie

Click here to read about LCDR Zewditu Demissie's deployment experience as part of RDF3 during the 2016 Louisiana Flooding.

LCDR Cole

Click here to read about LCDR Jessica Cole's deployment experience as part of the Regional Incident Support Team-National Capital Region for the 2016 State of the Union Address.

CDR Bobo 

 

Click here to read about CDR Qiao Bobo's deployment experience as part of the Regional Incident Support Team-National Capital Region for the 2016 Independence Day Celebration in Washington, DC.

2016-link-gelles.jpg Click here to read about LT Ruth Link-Gelles' 2016 deployment to American Samoa as part of the Zika response.

Bonziagni

Click here to read about LCDR Neil Bonzagni's deployment to Baton Rouge as part of Rapid Deployment Force #3.

Iturriaga

Click here to read about LCDR Luis Iturriaga's deployment for the Humanitarian Crisis in the Rio Grande Valley.

2015 Narratives

Hershberger Click here to read about CDR Frank Hershberger's deployment for the 2015 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa.

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