Commissioned Corps

 Volume II, No. 14

Commissioned Corps E-Bulletin

November 3, 2006




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In This Issue...

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Transformation - An Exciting Chapter for the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service


Your response to the Gulf Coast Hurricanes in recent years, the terrorist attacks in 2001, and countless other public health disasters, threats, and challenges over the last decade have highlighted the importance of the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (Corps) in fulfilling the important activities of protecting America’s public health see full story 


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The Acting Surgeon General Announces Release of Core Values of the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service


Message from the Acting Surgeon General, RADM Kenneth P. Moritsugu, USPHS see full story 

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Announcement: Five New Regional Health Administrators


The Assistant Secretary for Health is pleased to announce the appointment of the following five new Regional Health Administrators (RHA) see full story 


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Promotion Eligibility and Promotion Year 2007 Information Posted on the CCMIS Web Site


The Office of Commissioned Corps Operations (OCCO) has posted the ‘Notification of Promotion Eligibility’ on the officer's main page in the Secure Area of the Commissioned Corps Management Information System (CCMIS) Web site... see full story   


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Regular Corps Assimilation Update


The 2004 Regular Corps nominations were confirmed by the Senate on 13 March 2006. Officers nominated and confirmed have begun receiving form PHS-5141-2, “Appointment Affidavit – Regular Corps,” (oath of office), via e-mail. .. see full story


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Updates – CRSA for Katrina and ISOHAR Award for New Isolated/Hardship Duty Sites



The CRSA (Crisis Response Service Award) that was authorized for officers in January 2006 for deployment in response to Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma should be listed on the Promotion Information Reports (PIRs) under ‘Uniformed Service Decorations and Awards.’ . .. see full story


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A Growing Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness Will Result in More Career Opportunities for Corps Officers 


The Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness (OPHEP) is expanding to meet the challenges posed by potential and actual natural or man-made disasters... see full story


Red Arrow  Domestic Violence Awareness      New

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is at the leading edge in providing education and information in an effort to reduce the incidence of domestic violence. .. see full story



Red Arrow National Health Observances New

Health observances are days, weeks, or months devoted to promoting particular health concerns.  A planning guide developed by the National Health Information Center lists national health observances, along with the sponsoring organizations and information about supporting materials.  The guide is available at http://www.healthfinder.gov/library/nho/.


Red Arrow  Fit for Duty. . .Fit for Life!


Red Arrow Logo for the PHS Musical Ensemble New


Red Arrow  Call for Nominations


From the Categories...


Anchor   Recent Calls to Active Duty   |   Short Tours   |   Retirements   |   Recent Deaths


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