On  July 10, 2017, the U.S Public Health Service Commissioned Corps  announced Retention Weight Standards for all Commissioned Corps officers. 

The first deadline of which is September 30, 2018 at 11:59 PM ET.  Please review the key points below and visit the Corps Retention Weight Standards websitefor in-depth information and guidance. 


Key Points for Commissioned Corps Officers:

  • Every officer on active duty MUST submit a Verified Weight Report (a new form PHS 7044-1) by Sunday, September 30, 2018, 11:59 PM ET.  Submit the form by uploading it through the electronic Document Upload (eDOC-U) under the “Readiness” category. 
  • If you fail to submit the Verified Weight Report, form PHS-7044-1, by September 30 at 11:59 PM, you will be marked “not basic ready” on October 1, 2018.
  • As long as you submit the Verified Weight Report, form PHS-7044-1, by September 30 at 11:59 PM ET, you will not be penalized on October 1 if you do not meet the Retention Weight Standards. 
    • Officers out of compliance on October 1, 2018 will have additional requirements.

DCCPR can answer questions via the Corps Retention Weight Standards webpage or  at WeightStandards@hhs.gov.

Important CC Directive Issued !

Final Signed Conditions of Services Package


Deployment Information 

(please keep in mind RedDog may be busy deploying other resources during an incident)



Upon Your Return

Contact Information Regarding:

Response Operations: RedDOG-RESPONSE@hhs.gov
Response Teams: RedDOG-RESPONSE@hhs.gov
Field Training: RedDOG-Training@hhs.gov
Web-based Training: RedDOG-Training@hhs.gov
BLS Training: RedDOG-Training@hhs.gov
Readiness and General questions or comments: RedDOG@hhs.gov 

Different Checklists to cross-reference:

Tips for Deployment-2.doc

Deployment Checklist Rivero.xls

Readiness Checklist: 

http://dcp.psc.gov/CCMIS/RedDOG/Forms/Basic_Readiness_Checklist.pdf (Guide + Checklist, 967 kb)

Please refer to the Deployment Tips section here for more details on readiness.

Various Tips

Guidance for Non-HIV-Specialized Providers Caring for Persons with HIV Displaced by Disasters


Check out the great MWR link on the JOAG resource page !


HS PAC Readiness Gazette