Rear Admiral Susan Orsega, MSN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Director, Commissioned Corps Headquarters
As Director, Commissioned Corps Headquarters (CCHQ), Rear Admiral (RADM) Susan Orsega is responsible for directing all functions regarding personnel, administration, operations, readiness, deployment, and policy for the approximate 6,500 members of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (Corps). She is the principal advisor to the Surgeon General (SG) on activities and policies related to Corps training, preparedness, activation, deployment, and total force fitness. RADM Orsega earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Towson University and a Master’s degree of Science from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences Nurse Practitioner program. In 2013, she was inducted as a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.