Environmental Health Officer Professional Advisory Committee
2014 EHOPAC Award Nomination Packets
- Last Updated on 14 March 2014
Nomination packets for the 2014 EHOPAC Awards are now available.
John C. Eason Award - Recognizes the accomplishments of talented newcomers to the field of environmental health.
Edward "Ted" Moran Award - Recognizes an outstanding mid-level environmental health professional.
John G. Todd Award - The highest honor given by the EHOPAC recognizes an exemplary senior-level environmental health professional.
Thomas E. Crow Mentor Award - Recognizes significant contributions by an individual who has enhanced professional growth and career development of environmental health professionals.
EHO Deployment Experience - LCDR Aaron Otis
- Last Updated on 11 March 2014
LCDR Aaron Otis provided the following write-up following his deployment in support of Hurrican Isaac and the 2012 Republican National Convention.
My name is LCDR Aaron Otis, and since 2010, I have served as a Public Health Advisor assigned to the Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Preparedness and Response (BPR) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, Division of State and Local Readiness. It was during my participation in BPR’s emergency response events of 2012 that I was particularly reminded of the statement by Winston Churchill “He who fails to plan is planning to fail”.
Proposed Revisions to EHO Appointment Standards
- Last Updated on 13 January 2014
In September 2012 the Policy and Standards Subcommittee initiated efforts to research, review, and if deemed necessary, recommend to the EHOPAC that revisions be made to the current EHO appointment standards. After seven months of internal discussions, the Subcommittee released a survey to the EHO category in April 2013. The purpose of this survey was to collect quantitative (yes/no responses) and qualitative (submitted comments) feedback from active duty EHOs regarding changes to the current category appointment standards.
This document is the summary of the responses received from that survey.
2013 JRCOSTEP Narratives
- Last Updated on 23 October 2013
During the summer of 2013, twenty students from ten different colleges and universities participated in the Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (JRCOSTEP).
Sixteen were assigned to the Indian Health Service (IHS). Narratives from these students can be found on the IHS Division of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) website.
ENS Erin Gymburch was assigned to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Vessel Sanitation Program - (PDF: 261 KB, 2 pages)
ENS Kelly Burvik was assigned to the National Institutes of Health - (PDF: 153 KB, 2 pages)
ENS Stephen McLane was also assigned to the National Institutes of Health - (PDF: 203 KB, 2 pages)
ENS Arthur Beames was assigned to the United States Coast Guard - (PDF: 88 KB, 2 pages)
If you are interested in the JRCOSTEP program please visit the Student Opportunities section of the United States Public Health Service website.
Chief EHO Receives Award
- Last Updated on 08 October 2013
|Chief Environmental Health Officer, CAPT Michael Welch, recently received the Surgeon General's Exemplary Service Medal for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the Corps as the Chief EHO.|