Commissioned Corps E-Bulletin
Call for Nominations - Asian Pacific American Officers Committee
Deadline Date: 30 June 2010
The Asian Pacific American Officers Committee (APAOC) is seeking motivated officers of the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (Corps) to serve a 3-year voting membership term beginning January 2011. It is a great opportunity for leadership development. Members who previously served as voting members of APAOC are encouraged to self-nominate for a second term (and earn their second Special Assignment ribbon).

The mission of APAOC is to facilitate the communication of minority related and professional development issues between the Office of the Surgeon General and Corps officers among the various Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Operating Divisions (OPDIVs), Staff Divisions (STAFFDIVs), and non-HHS organizations to which Corps officers are assigned. The APAOC specially aims to promote and encourage these objectives among Asian Pacific American Officers and HHS civil service health professionals. APAOC currently meets every other month and travel is not required for membership, as conference calling is available. Regular attendance at meetings is required. APAOC voting members are expected to actively participate in APAOC activities to include chairing subcommittees or task forces throughout the term of service.

APAOC will recommend successful candidates to the Surgeon General for a 3-year appointment, with the concurrence of the line supervisors and OPDIV/STAFFDIV representatives. Officers are encouraged to self-nominate using the online application at

For additional questions please contact:

CDR Paul Kitsutani, USPHS
Chair, APAOC Membership & Nomination Subcommittee
LCDR Sherbet Samuels, USPHS
Co-Chair, APAOC Membership & Nomination Subcommittee
Health and Human Services Public Health, Commissioned Corps Public Health, Commissioned Corps

HHS, Office of Public Health and Science
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