Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Junior Officer Advisory Group

Readiness & Deployment CommIttee

JOAG Readiness & Deployment Committee Informational Flyer


The Readiness & Deployment Committee meets the 2nd Monday of every ODD month (i.e. Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov) from 1400-1500 EST.

Call-in information:
Number: 641-715-3580
Passcode: 131-583

NOTE: This is a toll line and long distance charges may apply.

Mission: To promote officer fitness and readiness and provide opportunities to increase deployment related knowledge, expertise and training.

To access the current and past "Get Fit-Stay Fit" tips, Federal Employee Wellness Facility Log visit the Get Fit-Stay Fit webpage.



Roles Name/Email Agency/OPDIV
Co-Chair LCDR John Martin Jackson FDA
Co-Chair LT John Rossow CDC
Co-Secretary LCDR Alyson Fortner CDC
Co-Secretary LCDR Kari Schlessinger BOP
EC Liasion LCDR Jackeline Rodriguez CMS



Team Name/Email Agency/OPDIV
Officer Readiness LCDR Jennifer Weekes ICE
Officer Readiness LT Drew Katherine FDA
Annual Physical Fitness Test (APFT) Team LCDR Keasha Myrick IHS
Annual Physical Fitness Test (APFT) Team LT Sascha Randolph FDA
Basic Life Support (BLS) Team LCDR Ji Hyun LaRose FDA
Basic Life Support (BLS) Team LCDR Stacy Yung FDA
Training and Exercise Team (T&E) LCDR Malcolm Nasirah FDA
Training and Exercise Team (T&E) LT Tekalign Wondimu FDA
Deployment Subcommittee LT Robert Brown CCHQ
Deployment Subcommittee LCDR Benjamin Patrick DoD
Officer Health & Fitness Promotion Team (OHFP) LCDR Melissa Edmondson CDC
Officer Health & Fitness Promotion Team (OHFP) LCDR Karl Feldmann CDC
Behavioral Health Team LCDR Jessica Snukis ICE
Behavioral Health Team LT Falisha Begay FDA
Website Co-coordinator LCDR Heather Light CCHQ
Website Co-coordinator LT Tia McClelland CDC
Social Media Liaison LCDR Adelaide Addo FDA
SOP Liaison LCDR Jennifer Weekes ICE
Strategic Planning Liaison LCDR Pamela Mokoko BOP

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