Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Junior Officer Advisory Group


Everyone is Welcome!

Welcome to the official website of the Junior Officer Advisory Group (JOAG); a website dedicated to the Junior Officers of the United States Public Health Service.

Any junior officer at the rank of LCDR/O4 and below who participates in the JOAG meetings and serves on one of JOAG's committees or workgroups is considered an active participant of the JOAG. There is no formal process for becoming a general member.  If you are interested in leadership opportunities in JOAG please look here.

Subscribe to the JOAG Listserv

In addition to participating in our meetings and committees we also want to encourage you to join our Listserv, as this is the primary way we communicate with our fellow junior officers. To view the JOAG Listserv welcome letter click here [PDF - 54KB]

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April 2015 General Meeting Minutes Posed

Fellow officers,

The minutes for the April 10, 2015 JOAG General Meeting have been posted.

Thank you, 

LCDR Lindsay Hatch

JOAG Executive Secretary

U.S. Public Health Service

Fri, 22 May 2015 09:30:00 EST

With Pride and Distinction Vol. 12

Fellow JO’s, 

Please find the latest JOAG With Pride & Distinction attached.  A big thank you to the Communications and Publications Committee for their great work putting together this important resource.  This is very timely, as the Anchor and Caduceus Dinner is coming up and there are always lots of questions about dinner dress uniforms. 

Also, please be advised that the uniform of the day (UOD) information for the 2015 USPHS Symposium has been posted and can be found here:

 All the best,

 LCDR Jessica L. Otto MPH, REHS, HHS

Chair, Junior Officer Advisory Group (JOAG)

Thu, 07 May 2015 14:30:00 EST

NEW JOAG Proper Uniform Wear Presentation published!

This presentation has been created to give a brief overview of the regulations concerning the wearing of the four main uniforms of the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service.  Take a look here under the Communications and Publications section.

Tue, 05 May 2015 08:32:00 EST

February 13, 2015 JOAG General Meeting minutes

Fellow Officers, 

The minutes for the February 13, 2015 JOAG General Meeting are attached. 

Thank you, 

LT Lindsay Hatch

JOAG Executive Secretary

U.S. Public Health Service

Wed, 11 Mar 2015 08:13:00 EST

JOAG Journeyman Speaker Series 03/13, 1300 EST

Fellow JOs:


Please join us this Friday, 13 March 2015 at 1300 EDT.  We are honored to have CAPT (ret.) James E. Knoben present on Uniformed Service Officership & Protocol for PHS Officers.  Slides for the presentation are forthcoming.  If you have any questions for the speaker please email them to


Call in: 1-860-970-0300 (Note: this is a toll line and long distance charges apply) Participant Access Code: 6904646


Notes about the conference line:

* Because of the number of people calling in, it may take more than one attempt to connect to the conference line. (You may hear a message that "All circuits are busy.") Please keep trying to connect, and consider dialing in several minutes before the call begins.

* Once connected, you may be instructed to announce yourself to the call. Please do not announce yourself, as it interrupts the call. Thanks!

* Please put your phone on mute when not speaking. If your phone does not have a mute button, press *6 (star 6).


About the Journeyman Speaker Series: The Journeyman Speaker Series is developed by the JOAG Professional Development Committee to bring relevant information to Junior Officers about Corps-related issues. For more information on Journeyman Speaker Series, visit the JOAG Website:

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 07:00:00 EST

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