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“Welcome to and thank you for visiting the official website for the Black Commissioned Officers Advisory Group (BCOAG).  Whether you are here to learn more about this advisory group, get involved, or need to contact BCOAG leadership, please take the time to explore our various pages and links!”

Our Mission: 

The Black Commissioned Officers Advisory Group (BCOAG) provides advice and consultation to the Surgeon General (SG) on issues of interest and concerns of Black officers in the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) and on issues relating to the professional practice and personnel activities of civil service (CS) and other Commissioned Corps (CC) personnel.  BCOAG supports the Office of the Surgeon General’s initiatives and establishes and supports programs to serve minority and local communities to assist in reducing health disparities.

Meet the Chair:  

CDR-Olele_BCOAG Chair 2020Greetings! This year marks BCOAG’s 30th anniversary and it is my absolute privilege to serve as your Chair. We have an outstanding group of Voting Members and Executive Committee members ready to serve the needs of all BCOAG officers. BCOAG supports the career advancement and professional development of all African American officers and has done incredible work by consistently serving as a trail blazer for the Corps since it was first chartered on February 7, 1990. Although tremendous progress has been made, we still have more work to do now more than ever.

I welcome all present and retired BCOAG officers to become active and engaged members with your continued contributions to our mission. Whether you are a new officer, or an officer yet to become actively involved, or looking to be more engaged, I encourage you to participate in our monthly general body meetings to learn more about the goals and missions of our committees.  I hope you find a committee that fits your personal and professional interests.

I am looking forward to the amazing things we stand to accomplish together this year.

Our general body meeting is held on the second Thursday of every month from 1100-1230 EST in person at the FDA White Oak Campus in Building 71, Room 4244. 

Call in information:  

Dial-in Number: (425)436-6200

Access Code: 521564


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