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U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

LT Shane Deckert is part of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps(PDF), an elite team of more than 6,500 full-time, well-trained, highly qualified public health professionals dedicated to delivering the Nation’s public health promotion and disease prevention programs and advancing public health science.

In this video, LT Shane Deckert talks about being a civil engineer at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. A new addition to the Corps, LT Deckert joined because “I wanted to keep wearing the uniform and serving my country.” LT Deckert may be new to the Corps but has already has gotten plenty of responsibility as his first job was renovating a $20 million laboratory.

The U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is an elite team of more than 6,500 full-time, well-trained, highly qualified public health professionals dedicated to delivering the Nation’s public health promotion and disease prevention programs and advancing public health science. Driven by a passion for public service, these men and women serve on the front lines in the Nation’s fight against disease and poor health conditions. As one of America’s seven uniformed services, the Commissioned Corps fills essential public health leadership and service roles within the Nation’s Federal Government agencies and programs.

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