Greater New York Branch of the COA of the USPHS


On Thursday, July 13th, 2017 the Greater NYCOA Branch of COA will host our annual Promotion/Awards/Change of Command Ceremony.

The event will be held at 26 Federal Plaza in Manhattan in the 38th Floor Conference Room from 1530-1700.

Once promotion results are released we will be sending out the RSVP for the event.

The Officer Development Committee has secured a professional photographer from Fort Hamilton to come to the ceremony and take professional portraits.

The photographer has offered a generous discount of $25 per officer.

Payment will be by cash or check on the date of the event.

Photos will be taken both prior to and after the ceremony depending on preference and availability.

If interested, secure a portrait spot by confirming with CDR Jerry Zee at by July 1st.

Because professional portraits are typically taken in Service Dress Blues, that will be an option for uniform of the day.

Promoted Officers can also choose to be frocked in Summer Whites or Modified Service Dress Blue Sweater.


An historic moment took place on Saturday, May 6th, 2017, when the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps officers returned to the original duty station of Ellis Island (for the 3rd annual Anchor & Caduceus Dining Out) after an absence of 79 years.


Congratulations to all the Greater New York COA Branch & the Commissioned Corps Officers who took part in the 2016 NYC Veterans Day Parade March on November 11, 2016



  • November 23, 2016 - Thank you to all the PHS Officers who took part in the 2016 New York City Veterans Day Parade March w/ The Greater New York COA.  Event photos are now posted.  If you have some more photos, please email CDR Zee and LT Wong for posting consideration.  Espirt de Corps!  Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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    Posted Oct 7, 2015, 12:14 PM by NY COA
  • JOIN GREATER NYCOA FOR THE INAUGURAL ANCHOR AND CADUCEUS DINNER! Dear Fellow Officers: The Social Committee is planning NYCOA's Inaugural Anchor and Caduceus Dinner for Saturday, April 25th.   We would like to make this a huge success ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2015, 6:12 AM by NY COA
  • NYCOA "7 Missions = 1 Goal" T-Shirt (New, PreSale!!!) NYCOA is excited to announce the pre-sale of the newly designed “7 Missions = 1 Goal” T-shirt (Click on "shirt.jpg below). This shirt is black or heather gray ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2014, 10:41 AM by NY COA
  • 2015 NYCOA Calendar The NYCOA Photojournalism Subcommittee plans on creating a wall calendar that will highlight NYCOA’s activities for the last two years. It will cost between $16-22 (plus shipping and ...
    Posted Oct 29, 2014, 10:48 AM by NY COA
  • NEW NYCOA T-SHIRTS Please contact LCDR Frank Verni if you are interested in pre-ordering one of the new t-shirts. Before releasing the advertisement to the rest of the Corps we want ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2014, 6:52 AM by NY COA
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