U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps


U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps


Work on the frontlines of public health while serving the nation’s Veterans with the USPHS Commissioned Corps.

One of seven uniformed services in the U.S., the Commissioned Corps has a long history of helping to care for Veterans, dating back to VA’s earliest days.

Today, USPHS officers including physicians, psychologists, nurses and physician assistants are eligible to work at select VA facilities across the nation for 2-4 years at a time.

The Commissioned Corps is made up of more than 6,000 medical, health and engineering professionals who fight disease, conduct research and care for patients in 800+ underserved communities across the nation and throughout the world.

Interested in applying to become a USPHS officer that serves the VA?

USPHS Commissioned Corps officers should forward the following as a single PDF to jill.breitbach@va.gov:

  • Cover letter highlighting relevant experience and education
  • Current CV including three references at end of CV
  • Last two COERS
  • The single PDF file should be saved in the following format: "LASTNAME_USPHS SERNO_Discipline"

For more information on open positions or the application process, contact CAPT Jill Breitbach, jill.breitbach@va.gov.

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