Name formats for officers
You will recall that in our recent All-Hands Meeting, Dr. Gerberding asked all officers to support the Commissioned Corps by identifying ourselves as Corps officers in all our communications. This office has received many inquiries regarding the proper manner in which to do this.
The Commissioned Corps has not issued formal approval of name formats for officers. As soon as approval is received, we'll be sure to distribute. However, in the interim, please use the formats noted below.
Jan Smith, M.D., M.P.H.
U. S. Public Health Service
Bill Smith, M.P.H.
Can be either abbreviated or spelled out rank with degrees.
Most publications: use the same as the Letter format above.
Your working title may be used after the information above if you wish to do so.
If you have questions, please contact your staff specialist in this Office of Commissioned Corps Personnel for assistance.
Thanks for your continuing support of the Commissioned Corps.