Commissioned Corps Officers Serve in a Humanitarian Mission Aboard the
A multidisciplinary team of officers in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is serving on the USNS Mercy, a U.S. Navy hospital ship, for a humanitarian-assistance mission in the Western Pacific and Southeast Asia. The ship departed on May 22, 2008, from its homeport of San Diego, CA.
Signing Bonus for Nurses
The U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps offers a new $25,000 accession bonus for nurses who sign a 4-year active-duty agreement. For nurses who sign a 3-year active-duty agreement, the Corps offers an accession bonus of $20,000.
Bonuses for Pharmacists
The U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps offers a new $30,000 accession bonus for pharmacists who sign a 4-year active-duty agreement. Newly commissioned pharmacists who are called to active duty (CAD) may be eligible for the bonus. Pharmacists may also be eligible for an annual $15,000 retention bonus.
HHS Partners with DoD to Increase Mental Health Services Available to Returning Military Service Members
HHS has signed an agreement between the Department of Defense (DoD) and the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) to increase mental health services available to active-duty military service members, their family members, and to military retirees.
Aboard the USS Boxer
Two teams of 15 U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps officers served on the USS Boxer, an amphibious U.S. Navy ship that departed from its homeport of San Diego, CA, on April 28, 2008, and completed a medical, public health, and oral health mission in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Peru.
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Signing Bonus for Dentists
On August 6, 2007, the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps announced a new $60,000 accession bonus for dentists who sign a 4-year active duty agreement. On January 29, 2008, that new accession bonus was raised to $75,000. Newly commissioned dentists that are called to active duty (CAD) on or after January 29, 2008, can be eligible for the bonus. Read more
Officers on USNS Comfort and Local Residents Honored With Visit by former Acting Surgeon General Moritsugu
Commissioned Corps officers serving on the USNS Comfort recently hosted a distinguished visitor: former Acting U.S. Surgeon General Kenneth Moritsugu. During one of his last trips before his retirement at the end of September, RADM Moritsugu traveled to the ship in the Caribbean September 19-21 to show his support for his officers participating in the Comfort’s humanitarian mission. The Surgeon General’s visit also demonstrated the U.S. Public Health Service’s commitment to collaborating with other uniformed services in their shared mission of protecting and improving public health. His visit was a one of his last official trips ending an extraordinary career that included 37 years in the U.S. Public Health Service.
Commissioned Corps Officers Continue Humanitarian Mission Aboard the USS Peleliu
A multidisciplinary team of officers in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is serving on the USS Peleliu, a multipurpose amphibious ship on a medical, dental, public health, and humanitarian-assistance mission in Southeast Asia and the Western and Outer Pacific Islands. The ship departed San Diego on May 23, 2007. In addition to providing humanitarian assistance, the team will help build the public health infrastructure in communities near where the ship docks. Read more
Commissioned Corps Officers Serve on Hospital Ship in International Humanitarian Health Program
A team of 17 U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps officers is serving on the USNS Comfort, a U.S. Navy hospital ship that departed Norfolk, VA, on June 15, to begin a medical, public health, and oral health mission in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read more
As a career choice, the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps has never looked better. “Whether they are providing care to individual patients or serving on the frontlines of a public health emergency and disaster response, Commissioned Corps personnel are helping those who are the most vulnerable in times of greatest need,” says U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt. That’s why the Commissioned Corps is recruiting hundreds of physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and other health professionals to join its ranks by year’s end. Read more