Tthe Commissioned Officers Association of the U.S. Public Health Service (COA) is dedicated to improving and protecting the public health of the United States by advocating for the Commissioned Corps and its officers.
Recent COA achievements include:
06/12/2013 - In a letter to the PHS Commissioned Corps transmitted this afternoon, 18th Surgeon General Regina Benjamin announced her resignation effective 16 July 2013.
Dr. Benjamin's announcement included no specific reason leading to her decision to step down. She was nominted as Surgeon General by President Obama four years ago this month.
In a parallel letter HHS Secretary Sebelius confirmed that Deputy Surgeon General RADM Boris Lushniak will serve as acting Surgeon General until the Senate confirms a successor to Dr. Benjamin.
Dr. Benjamin's legacy as Surgeon General will center on her role as chairperson of the high level committee that produced the National Prevention Strategy.
The Commissioned Officers Association congratulates Surgeon General Benjamin on this occasion and thanks her for her service to the nation. The Association will commence an immediate campaign urging the President to nominate a career officer of the PHS Commissioned Corps as Dr. Benjamin's successor in keeping with the spirit and intent of the law. Appointing a career officer as Surgeon General will be an important first step in distancing politics from public health.
Used Uniform Shop to CLose After 23 Years
06/03/2013 - The DC Metro COA Branch has announced the permanent closing of the PHS Commissioned Corps Used Uniform Shop on Friday, June 14th. A decommissioning ceremony will take place in the Parklawn Building at 10AM.
The Used Uniform Shop has been in operation since November, 1990 and has provided a generation of PHS officers with reasonably priced gently used uniforms. The shop must close due to renovations of the Parklwn Building and the managers have been unsuccessful in finding a new location.
Everyone can bring a bag and fill it with uniform goodies for $10. Anything left at the end of the ceremony will be destroyed.
TRICARE Dental Benefits
12/14/2012 - Good News!! PHS active duty family members are eligible for TRICARE dental benefits through Metlife.
For more information, please go to: www.metlife.com/tricare
|©2013 Commissioned Officers Association of the USPHS Inc||