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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH)

Mobilizing leadership in science and prevention for a healthier nation

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH) oversees 12 core public health offices — including the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps — as well as 10 regional health offices across the nation and 10 Presidential and Secretarial advisory committees. 

 

President Presents Presidential Unit Citation (PUC) to the Commissioned Corps

On Thursday, September 24 the President of the United States presented the first Presidential Unit Citation (PUC) to the Commissioned Corps. The PUC is the highest unit-level award that can be bestowed upon a uniformed service. During a ceremony in the Oval Office, President Obama conferred this honor to the Corps in recognition of their extraordinary courage, performance and sacrifice in the fight to contain the Ebola outbreak.

Watch the recording of the awards presentation.

 

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Content last reviewed on February 10, 2016