Cincinnati COA President’s Message

The mission of the Commissioned Officers Association of the United States Public Health Service is to protect and enhance the public health safety of the United States by advocating for the Commissioned Corps and its officers. The Cincinnati Local Branch of the COA embodies this mission by supporting its member officers through disseminating information about the current state of the PHS and changes that may be coming, providing career development mentoring, as well as providing community service and athletics opportunities for its membership.

As President this year, I hope to continue the COA support of officers by continuing all the wonderful activities from the prior years. In addition, I would like to focus on bring more career development and benefits training to our officers.

If you have any thoughts or suggestions recommendations on improving our COA, please feel free to let me know at

Very respectfully,

LCDR Matthew Dahm