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 Volume II, No. 8 Commissioned Corps E-Bulletin June 22, 2006
Office of the Surgeon General

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In This Issue...

Red Arrow  New Commissioned Corps Transformation Positions AnnouncedNew
ADM John Agwunobi, the Assistant Secretary for Health, and VADM Richard Carmona, the Surgeon General, are announcing the creation of 12 new positions for designing and implementing important elements for transformation of the force management of the Commissioned Corps... see full story
Red Arrow  Three and Freeze - June 2006New
On 18 December 2003, the “three and freeze” temporary promotion policy was implemented. That policy requires that an officer must be selected for competitive temporary grade promotion within three attempts or be frozen in grade for the remainder of his or her career... see full story
Red Arrow  Meet the New Chief Professional Officer for the Dental Category
Chief Professional Officer for the Dental Category

RADM Christopher G. Halliday was selected as the Chief Professional Officer for the Dental category effective 1 May 2006. As Chief Dental Officer, he is responsible for providing leadership and coordination of U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) dental professional affairs for the Office of the Surgeon General... see full story
Red Arrow  Meet the Chief Professional Officers Board
Chief Professional Officer Board
The Chief Professional Officers (CPOs) are the liaisons between the professional categories of the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (Corps) and the Surgeon General. They are appointed by the Surgeon General and perform the duties of their position concurrently with their Operating Division or agency assignment... see full story
Red Arrow  Health Literacy in the Public Health Service
As national leaders in the public health field, it is critical for officers in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (Corps) to understand the concept of health literacy and the ramifications that can result from poor health literacy...see full story
Red Arrow  AI/ANCOAC Logo
The American Indian/Alaska Native Commissioned Officers Advisory Committee (AI/ANCOAC) logo depicts a medicine wheel adorned with eagle feathers...see full story
Red Arrow  AI/ANCOAC Presents 2006 Awards
Recipients include: CAPT Kurt M. Riley (Leadership Award); LT Yoland Burke-Dee (Annie Dodge Wauneka Award); RADM Robert Pittman (Flag Officer Award); CDR Carment C. Clelland (Senior Officer Award); and LCDR Carol R. Vondall (Junior Officer Award)...see full story
Red Arrow  CDR Brad Austin Receives ACHE’s District Six Governor’s Award
CDR Austin

On 30 March 2006, CDR Brad Austin was presented the American College of Healthcare Executives’ (ACHE) District Six Governor’s Award in Chicago, IL. The award was presented by Brigadier General David A. Rubenstein...see full story
Red Arrow  Pharmacy School Point of Contact Initiative -- Requesting Volunteers
The Pharmacy Professional Advisory Committee (PharmPAC) Recruitment Committee is currently seeking self-nominations to serve as the Primary Point of Contact (POC) for the following schools of pharmacy...see full story

Red Arrow  Fit For Duty. . .Fit For Life!

In 2004, “The 2004 Surgeon General’s Report on Bone Health and Osteoporosis” was published and in May 2005, Surgeon General VADM Richard H. Carmona designated May as Bone Health Month...see full story

Red Arrow  Call for Nominations

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