Greater New York Branch of the COA of the USPHS

TO:    USPHS Commissioned Corps Officers

WHAT:    2017 NYC Veterans Day Parade


WHEN:    Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 1115


WHERE:    Fifth Avenue (from 26th to 52nd Street), New York, NY


WHO:    Dignitaries in attendance:


      Surgeon General of the United States (VADM Jerome M. Adams)


      Mayor of New York City (Bill de Blasio)


      Military leaders and others. Marching in the parade:

      USPHS Commissioned Corps Officers


      Branches of the Armed Forces


      Veterans organizations


      Law enforcement and fire departments


      Others Viewing the parade:

      Thousands of live spectators on parade route


      Dignitaries in parade review stand


      Television viewers (news networks will be present)


      Families and friends


REGISTRATION:    Register for free at:


You will be contacted by a fellow officer with additional information prior to the event.


LINKS:                Parade Homepage:


      USPHS in 2013:


      2016 Parade: C6CiUkVS51Ksi_ntZHXC


CONTACT:    LCDR Osamede “Chris” Onaghise  Email:


  • Uniform of the Day is Service Dress Blues.


  • Evening social event for Corps officers the night before or after the parade.

  • Parade participation demonstratesofficership” and will be recognized.

  • If hotel is needed, book early. For questions, contact POC above.

+++  From the July 13th Greater NYCOA Change of Command Ceremony. Congratulations to those who were recently promoted and to all officers of our branch on a wonderful past year and hoping to keep it going into 2017-2018 and beyond!  +++


A Special Congratulations to the Greater New York COA Branch for being awarded the 2017 Distinguished Local Branch of COA! Bravo Zulu and Esprit de Corps!!


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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