Membership Drive

COA membership needs to improve.  At present, approximately 64 percent of active duty officers in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service are dues paying members of COA. 

The COA Membership Committee is launching a Membership Drive with ways to encourage members to recruit other officers to join COA.  The Membership Drive will run from November 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017.  Current COA members will be rewarded for recruiting new members and for getting officers who were once active members, but have not paid dues in more than one year. 

COA staff will track recruitment using a new field in the membership application which allows applicants to note who recruited them.  COA staff will also send e-mails to officers who have renewed their membership asking them to respond with the name of the officer who is responsible for getting them to renew their membership. 

The officer who recruits the most new/returning members will be recognized with a plaque during the COA Awards Luncheon at the USPHS Scientific and Training Symposium

The following incentives and levels will be used: 

Number of Officers Recruited



COA Challenge Coin and Letter of Appreciation


$10 gift card and thank you letter


$25 gift card and thank you letter

10 or more

$100 gift card and thank you letter

Start recruiting members for COA!  Ask your fellow PHS officers to join COA and share a link to the COA website