Mission and Core Values

The mission of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is to protect, promote, and advance the health and safety of our Nation. As America's uniformed service of public health professionals, the Commissioned Corps achieves its mission through:

  • Rapid and effective response to public health needsDental Officer
  • Leadership and excellence in public health practices
  • Advancement of public health science

The core values of the Commissioned Corps are:


Provides vision and purpose in public health through inspiration, dedication, and loyalty.


Demonstrates a commitment to public health through compassionate actions and stewardship of time, resources, and talents.


Exemplifies uncompromising ethical conduct and maintains the highest standards of responsibility and accountability.


Exhibits superior performance and continues improvement in knowledge and expertise.