Unsung Heroes: The OTHER Uniformed Services You Might Not Be Aware Of

Surgeon General of the United States, VADM Jerome M. Adams, USPHS.

Ask just about any patriotic American to cite the seven federal uniformed services, you’ll get a quick rundown, “Marines, Navy, Coast Guard, Army, Air Force… did you say SEVEN?”

While everyone knows that the Armed Forces consist of the four branches within the Department of Defense (USMC, USN, USA, USAF) and a singular branch within the Department of Homeland Security (USCG), there are two additional non-combatant Uniformed Services within the Department of Commerce.

Specifically, the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (PHS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA, aka: “The hurricane people”).

Unfortunately, many people are under the mistaken notion that whenever they see any of the commissioned officers of the PHS and/or NOAA, they are confused as officers in the US Navy.

Here’s one of the reasons why; the PHS and NOAA wear a US Navy-style uniform and have the same rank structure as our Navy and Coast Guard.

If you look closely, you’ll notice the officer’s cap insignia for the PHS and NOAA is slightly different as that of the USN and USCG.

While the PHS and NOAA both have their own respective Officer Corps, their are no enlisted. By the way, the uniformed officers of PHS and NOAA draw the exact same pay as their brethren in the Armed Forces.

Speaking of uniformed officers under the auspices of the Department of Commerce, how many days and weeks of coverage did the Establishment Media give to President Trump’s naming of Dr. Jerome Adams as the Surgeon General? About 10 seconds worth.

But I thought President Trump is a racist? At least that’s what CNN and MSNBC tells me.

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