The Public Health Service Commissioned Officers Association Ribbon honors PHSCC officers who demonstrate excellence in carrying out the objectives of the Public Health Service.
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 dark blue and is bisected by a thin vertical maroon stripe; it also features a thin white stripe toward each edge.