AIANCOA Members and Advocates at meeting

What is the AIANCOAC?

The American Indian/Alaska Native Commissioned Officers Advisory Committee (AI/ANCOAC) was chartered by the Surgeon General on February 11, 1993.


The function of the AI/ANCOAC is to provide advice and consultation to the Surgeon General on issues related to professional practice and the personnel activities (Commissioned Corps or Civil Service) of American Indians and Alaska Native individuals. The AI/ANCOAC provides similar advisory assistance to the Minority Officers Liaison Council (MOLC) and, upon request, to Agency and/or Program Heads of the Public Health Service (PHS) and to non-PHS programs that routinely use PHS personnel.


Members are Commissioned Officers or Civil Service Employees on Active Duty in various Federal Agencies such as the Indian Health Service, Urban/Rural Health Boards, Center for Disease Control, and Office of Minority Health. Interested individual may apply for membership or participate as advocates. The following link contains the most recent application form for membership or advocacy participation. Click this link to view download the AIANCOAC 2015-2017 Membership/Advocate Application [PDF - 45KB]