In the 9 June 2020 copy of MOAA’s (Military Officers Association of America) magazine, a great story by Todd South can be found relating how US Public Health Officers are on the front lines in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic:
“In times of peace and war, they were there. In the ports plagued by foreign illness, they were there. In mosquito-infested swamps, poverty-ravaged rural lands, and squalid urban settings, they were there. They have been there in some form for more than 200 years of U.S. history, but perhaps like never before, the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) was — from Day One — uniquely there on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
“The sometimes-overlooked service has a fraction of the uniformed officers of the military branches but packs an outsize punch in fighting disease and other invisible threats….”
Read the entire article at this link: https://www.moaa.org/content/publications-and-media/news-articles/2020-news-articles/on-the-front-lines-usphs-officers-and-the-covid-19-pandemic/ .
USPHS officers are eligible for NOUS membership. If you or a family member have been in the Public Health Service, come join the Naval Order!