As Public Health Service Officers and America’s Health Responders, we stand ready to preserve public health and national security during national or global health emergencies. Our mission is to be out the door as soon as requested, as this is an “all hands on deck” situation. All Corps officers were placed on involuntary deploy or "alert" status effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020, irrespective of the 'on-call month' status. Under Commissioned Corps Directive 121.02, "Deployment and Readiness," as directed by Assistant Secretary for Health, Commissioned Corps Headquarters will deploy Commissioned Corps officers assigned to HHS OpDivs/StaffDivs, either voluntarily or involuntarily and without supervisory approval, who are not considered mission critical, for deployments, under the current National Emergency. Mission critical requests sent to CCHQ are not final until the request is approved by the CCHQ Director as per the POM 821.76 ”Deployment Procedures”. An officer with a non-HHS organization may be deployed in accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement/Understanding between the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and the non-HHS organization.

Career Pathways

For All Ranks and All Professions

USPHS is introducing four new career pathways to promote your career development. These career pathways will provide a roadmap for you to plan out your career and further equip you with the skills and experience to deliver on the mission at the Commissioned Corps. Each career pathway contains several unique career tracks that you can choose from to enhance your learning and development experiences.

National Security Applied Public Health Applied Public Health Clinical Care Clinical Care Clinical Care Health Strategy and Innovation Health Strategy and Innovation

1. Clinical Care Career Pathway

2. Applied Public Health Career Pathway

3. National Security Career Pathway

4. Health Strategy and Innovation Career Pathway

Additional Resources

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Career Pathway Elements

What is a Career Pathway?

Choose Any Pathway Aligned to Your Interests

Sample
Career Journeys

Competencies/Skills Overview and Definitions

Tips for
Officers

List of Professional Associations