Future of the U.S. Public Health Service

Secretary Leavitt announced plans for a transformation of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps, one of the seven… read more

Secretary Leavitt announced plans for a transformation of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps, one of the seven uniformed services, in order to increase the number of officers and strengthen its ability to deploy in public health emergencies. He described details of work done by Corps officers in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, “one of the great public health challenges of our time.” After the Reading of the Orders by Deputy Surgeon General Moritsugu, Dr. John Agwunobi was sworn in as Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health with the rank of admiral in the Commissioned Corps. The special ceremony ended with nautical bell ringing and whistle blowing. close

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Program ID:
190787-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Ceremony
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 19, 2006
Last Aired:
Jan 20, 2006

Airing Details

  • Jan 19, 2006 | 5:45am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 19, 2006 | 1:02pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 19, 2006 | 4:22pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 20, 2006 | 10:21am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 20, 2006 | 5:45pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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