USPHS JOAG - Welcome!

USPHS Junior Officer Advisory Group - Welcome!



 

Everyone is Welcome!

Welcome to the official website of the Junior Officer Advisory Group (JOAG); a website dedicated to the Junior Officers of the United States Public Health Service.

Any junior officer at the rank of LCDR/O4 and below who participates in the JOAG meetings and serves on one of JOAG's committees or workgroups is considered an active participant of the JOAG. There is no formal process for becoming a general member.  If you are interested in leadership opportunities in JOAG please look here.

Subscribe to the JOAG Listserv

In addition to participating in our meetings and committees we also want to encourage you to join our Listserv, as this is the primary way we communicate with our fellow junior officers. To view the JOAG Listserv welcome letter click here [PDF - 54KB]

Click here to subscribe/unsubscribe to the JOAG Listserv

News


Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:44:40 EST

With Pride and Distinction Vol. 10

The JOAG Communications and Publications, Uniform Subcommittee is pleased to present the tenth volume of the uniform announcement entitled, “With Pride and Distinction”. 

 

The uniform announcement was created to compliment the JOAG Journal “Uniform Corner” article.  It is our hope that these resources will educate and assist junior officers on the appropriate wear of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps uniform. 

 

Officers will be able to view these resources on the JOAG website, Junior Officer Resources section, under “With Pride and Distinction”  http://www.usphs.gov/corpslinks/JOAG/resources_withpride.aspx .

 

Do you have a uniform question or an issue you’d like addressed?  Email the Uniform Subcommittee to have your questions answered in an upcoming edition.  Emails can be sent to LT Chitra Mahadevan at Chitra.mahadevan@fda.hhs.gov or LT Katie Burbage at Katie.burbage@tananachiefs.org

Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:38:12 EST

JOAG Journeyman Series: The Commissioned Corps Women's Issues Advisory Board

Fellow JOs:

 

Please join us 11 July 2014 at 1300 EST! We are honored to have, RADM Sarah Linde, Chief Public Health Officer for HRSA and Chair of the Commissioned Officers Women's Issues Advisory Board, to speak about The Commissioned Corps Women's Issues Advisory Board (CCWIAB) and how the CCWIAB relates to and impacts junior officers.  Slides for the presentation will be sent for your viewing.

 

Please send any questions you have for RADM Linde to LT Cara Halldin (challdin@cdc.gov).

 

Call in: 1-213-342-3000

 

Note: this is a toll line and long distance charges apply

 

Participant Access Code: 6904646

 

Notes about the conference line:

 

* Because of the number of people calling in, it may take more than one attempt to connect to the conference line. (You may hear a message that "All circuits are busy.") Please keep trying to connect, and consider dialing in several minutes before the call begins.

 

* Once connected, you may be instructed to announce yourself to the call. Please do not do so, as it interrupts the call. Thanks!

 

* Please put your phone on mute when not speaking. If your phone does not have a mute button, press *6 (star 6).

 

About the Journeyman Series: The Journeyman Series is a speaker series developed by the JOAG Professional Development Committee to bring relevant information to Junior Officers about Corps-related issues. For more information on Journeyman Speaker Series, visit the JOAG Website: http://www.usphs.gov/corpslinks/JOAG/meetings_journeyman.aspx <http://www.usphs.gov/corpslinks/JOAG/meetings_journeyman.aspx

 

Please forward any questions to LT Cara Halldin (challdin@cdc.gov).

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:01:09 EST

June 2014 Get Fit Stay Fit

Check out the new Get Fit-Stay Fit article "Stand Up for Your Health!" from the Public Health and Community Service committee.

Mon, 09 Jun 2014 13:26:46 EST

JOAG Journeyman Series: The Commissioned Corps Women's Issues Advisory Board

 

JOAG Journeyman Series: The Commissioned Corps Women's Issues Advisory Board; Friday, 11 July 2014; 1300EDT

 

Title: The Commissioned Corps Women's Issues Advisory Board

Speaker: RADM Sarah Linde, Chair, Commissioned Corps Women's Issues Advisory Board  (CCWIAB)

               

Fellow JOs:

 

Please join us FRIDAY, 11 July 2014 at 1300 EDT for a presentation by RADM Sarah Linde on the Commissioned Corps Women's Issues Advisory Board (CCWIAB) and how it affects and relates to junior officers.  Slides for the presentation will be distributed via the listserv when they become available.

 

Please send any questions you have for RADM Linde to LT Cara Halldin (challdin@cdc.gov) by COB 8 July 2014.

 

Call in: 1-213-342-3000

Note: this is a toll line and long distance charges apply Participant Access Code: 6904646

 

Notes about the conference line:

* Because of the number of people calling in, it may take more than one attempt to connect to the conference line. (You may hear a message that "All circuits are busy.") Please keep trying to connect, and consider dialing in several minutes before the call begins.

* Once connected, you may be instructed to announce yourself to the call. Please do not do so, as it interrupts the call. Thanks!

* Please put your phone on mute when not speaking. If your phone does not have a mute button, press *6 (star 6).

 

About the Journeyman Series: The Journeyman Series is a speaker series developed by the JOAG Professional Development Committee to bring relevant information to Junior Officers about Corps-related issues. For more information on Journeyman Speaker Series, visit the JOAG Website: http://www.usphs.gov/corpslinks/JOAG/meetings_journeyman.aspx

 

Please forward any questions to LT Cara Halldin (challdin@cdc.gov) or LCDR Avena Russell (Avena.Russell@fda.hhs.gov).

Fri, 30 May 2014 09:56:07 EST

JOAG Awards Announced

Fellow Junior Officers,

 

Please join me in congratulating the 2014 JOAG Award winners.  Each of these officers has demonstrated leadership, enthusiasm, and dedication to advancing the mission of the Corps and JOAG.

 

The selections are the result of a 4 month nomination, rating, and selection process by which the candidates’ nominations are carefully scrutinized and evaluated using a rather robust scoring rubric.  It is truly a testament to these officers and their nominators to be final selectees.   A big thank you to all the nominators this year.  There were many outstanding nominations and the selection process was not easy.

 

The selectee names and a description of each award can be found below.

 

JOAG VADM RICHARD H. CARMONA INSPIRATION AWARD: CAPT Diann Shaffer

During his tenure as Surgeon General, VADM Richard H. Carmona exemplified qualities that junior officers throughout the Commissioned Corps admire.  These qualities include outstanding mentorship and empowerment of junior officers, unwavering support of the Commissioned Corps and its mission, overall inspiration, leadership, and motivation to the PHS community.  Nominations for this award are submitted by junior officers to recognize a senior officer in or retired from the Commissioned Corps who strives to exhibit the qualities above ascribed to VADM Carmona.  The recipient demonstrates the following:

 

  • Significant contributions and accomplishments as a senior officer, in terms of officership and leadership, and demonstrated impact on junior officers.
  • Provision of support as a senior officer to junior officers to help them gain understanding of, and develop within, the Commissioned Corps.
  • Served as an inspiration to junior officers regarding career development. 

 

 

JOAG Junior Officer of the Year (JOY) Award: LCDR Martin Casey

This award recognizes an active duty junior officer at the rank of Lieutenant Commander (O-4) or below in the USPHS Commissioned Corps who has made a significant contribution to the overall mission of the U.S. Public Health Service.  The recipient demonstrates the following:

 

  • Commitment to the mission and core values of the USPHS Commissioned Corps.
  • Innovative approaches and/or unique contributions to the mission of the Public Health.
  • Leadership in his/her specialty field.
  • Recognizable accomplishments within or outside of his/her OPDIV or agency.

 

 

Junior Officer Advisory Group (JOAG) Excellence Award: LCDR Jessica Cole
The JOAG Excellence Award recognizes a non-voting junior officer at the rank Lieutenant Commander (O-4) or below in the USPHS Commissioned Corps, who is an active participant of JOAG, for demonstrating outstanding, dedicated effort, leadership ability, and commitment to JOAG through active committee or workgroup participation.  The recipient demonstrates the following:

  • Outstanding service as a junior officer (JO) with measurable outcomes or impact in JOAG projects.
  • Notable committee, subcommittee, or workgroup achievements.
  • Commitment to the mission and goals of JOAG and the vision of its committees and workgroups.
  • Leadership, both within JOAG and the Commissioned Corps.

 

 

Awards will be formally presented at the Anchor and Caduceus dinner at the USPHS Scientific and Training Symposium. 

 

Congratulations recipients!

 

V/r,

 

LCDR Jessica L. Otto MPH, REHS, HHS

Chair-Elect, JOAG

Chair, Policy & Procedure Committee, JOAG

EHOPAC Liaison, JOAG

 

phone 301-443-8620

fax: 301-443-7538

email Jessica.Otto@ihs.gov  



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