Inaugural NYC COA Anchor & Caduceus

By The USPHS Greater NYC Commissioned Officers Association

Be A Part of History!

The origins of the Public Health Service can be traced back to 1798, but it was not until 1889 when legislation was introduced and signed by President Grover Cleveland that the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps was officially formed. This year marks the 126th anniversary of the Commissioned Corps, and in a year of firsts for 2015, history will be made again.


The Greater New York City Commissioned Officers Association invites you to a one of a kind event in a one of a kind city -- The First Inaugural NYC COA Anchor and Caduceus Dinner. We are kindly asking all COA members from across America to attend this special event as this will be a wonderful opportunity to connect in a fun and festive setting outside of the work environment. With the New York City skyline as the backdrop, the inaugural dinner is a special time for our Commissioned Corp Officers from all over to gather and to celebrate past and present achievements with an eye towards the future in our service to America as public health advocates.

The Keynote Speakers

CAPT Sara Newman

Chair of the Board of Directors, Commissioned Officers Association of the USPHS

Director, National Park Service Office of Public Health


CAPT Calvin Edwards

Team Commander, PHS-2 Rapid Deployment Force

Supervisory Investigator, US Food and Drug Administration

The Rifle Room at the Community Club

Saturday, April 25th, 6-10pm

Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, NY, United States

New York, NY

Répondez S'il Vous Plaît (RSVP)

Advanced Registration Required - Kindly RSVP with payment no later than April 6, 2015. To RSVP, please kindly contact LCDR Akara Ingram at akara.d.ingram@ice.dhs.gov The total cost with gratuity & tax will be $45 per person, which includes soft drinks (coffee, water), tossed salad, rolls & butter, choice of main entree (prime rib, salmon, or chicken du jour), starch, vegetable, and cake. Alcoholic beverages are not included. Dinner starts promptly at 1830 hours. Must show your CAC at the gate to enter. Uniform of the Day - Dinner Dress Blue for CCOs (Service Dress Blue Optional). If you have uniform questions, please contact LT Santiago at yvonne.santiago@fda.hhs.gov Do not miss out on this special occasion with your fellow officers in the New York City area.