The Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Training Service Ribbon honors PHSCC members who satisfactorily complete the basic training course through the Commissioned Officer Training Academy.
The United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (PHSCC) is the United States Public Health Service’s federal uniformed branch of service and falls under the aegis of the Department of Health and Human Services, led by the Surgeon General. The PHSCC traces its roots back to the establishment of the Marine Hospital Fund in 1798, which provided for the care of merchant sailors. Currently, the PHSCC is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland. The PHSCC grants certain awards to its members to acknowledge meritorious service or accomplishments.
The ribbon is black with a thick vertical red stripe in the center flanked on either side by a thin vertical yellow stripe; toward each edge is a blue stripe bisected by a thin yellow stripe.