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Become a Public Health Service Officer

Overseen by the Surgeon General, the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is a diverse team of more than 6,500 highly qualified, public health professionals. Driven by a passion to serve the underserved, these men and women fill essential public health leadership and clinical service roles with the Nation’s Federal Government agencies.

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New Application Process Update

Are you interested in applying to the Corps? The Commissioned Corps launched a new, improved application process for general tour of duty on October 1, 2013. Our new process aims to better align applicants with agency needs and provide a less complicated application experience. Check out our new infographic and overview video to learn more!

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DoD-USPHS Partnership for Psychological Health

The Department of Defense and the U.S. Public Health Service understand what it means to take care of our troops. Click here to learn more about the DoD-USPHS Partnership for Psychological Health: Supporting Our Service Members and their Families Initiative.

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Watch Current Officer Profiles

Watch and listen to officers describe in their own words what a career in the Commissioned Corps means to them. More than ten officers, including dentists, physicians, and behavioral health professionals, share their unique stories.

COSTEP Program Changes

Learn About COSTEP Program Changes

There have been changes made to the Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (JRCOSTEP) and Senior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (SRCOSTEP) student programs for the 2013 Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (COSTEP) year, effective immediately.

Video Profiles

Officer in uniform See a day in the life of a Commissioned Corps officer and learn more about the mission and service of the organization.

Social Media

Check out our Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube pages by clicking the icons to the right.

Duty Station Map

Click the map to learn more about the duty stations where officers serve. Each color represents a different agency and each pin represents a unique duty station.

Duty Station Map

Features

Officer in uniform Learn about Commissioned Corps officers on the front lines of public health serving those who need it most.

Talk to a Recruiter

For recruitment or application questions or information, please contact us through our online form, Facebook page, or at the number below.

1.800.279.1605

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