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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 of Health and the Surgeon General.

Rear Admiral Susan Orsega, MSN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

Director of Commissioned Corps Headquarters
Rear Admiral Susan Orsega directs all USPHS Commissioned Corps functions regarding personnel, administration, officer readiness and deployment, policy, and more. She is also the principal advisor to the Surgeon General on issues related to USPHS Commissioned Corps training, preparedness, and overall force fitness.
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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.
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