The USPHS Commissioned Corps’ 6,500 highly-trained officers serve under the leadership of the foremost experts in our nation’s health: the Assistant Secretary for Health and the Surgeon General.
Admiral Rachel L. Levine
Assistant Secretary for Health
Admiral Rachel L. Levine serves as the 17th Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), after being nominated by President Joe Biden and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2021. As Assistant Secretary for Health, ADM Rachel Levine fights every day to improve the health and well-being of all Americans. She's working to help our nation overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and build a stronger foundation for a healthier future - one in which every American can attain their full health potential. ADM Levine also is the head of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned one of the eight uniformed services.Full Bio
Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy
U.S. Surgeon General
Dr. Vivek H. Murthy was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in March 2021 to serve as the 21st Surgeon General of the United States as a returning role. As the Nation’s Doctor, the Surgeon General’s mission is to restore trust by relying on the best scientific information available, providing clear, consistent guidance and resources for the public, and ensuring that we reach our most vulnerable communities As the Vice Admiral of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Dr. Murthy commands a uniformed service of 6,000 dedicated public health officers, serving the most underserved and vulnerable populations domestically and abroad.Full Bio
Rear Admiral Denise Hinton
Deputy Surgeon General
As Deputy Surgeon General, Rear Admiral (RADM) Denise Hinton advises and supports the Surgeon General regarding operations of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps and in communicating the best available scientific information to advance the health of the nation.Full Bio
Rear Admiral Rick Schobitz
Director of Commissioned Corps Headquarters
As Director of Commissioned Corps Headquarters (CCHQ), Rear Admiral (RDML) Rick Schobitz is responsible for directing all functions regarding personnel, administration, operations, readiness, deployment, and policy for approximately 6,000 members of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps. He is the principal advisor to the Surgeon General on activities and policies related to Commissioned Corps training, preparedness, activation, deployment, and total force fitness.Full Bio
Chief Professional Officers
Each Chief Professional Officer provides leadership and coordination to one of 11 professional categories in the USPHS Commissioned Corps. Chief Professional Officers are influential on matters such as recruitment, retention, and the career development of Public Health Service officers. These leaders facilitate professional and community relationships to promote engagement with the USPHS Commissioned Corps and increase awareness of the Surgeon General's initiatives to protect the health and wellness of all Americans.