Think you know just about everything there is to know about the Uniformed Services? Well, you may, BUT, are you familiar with the U.S. Public Health Service? In today's episode, Erin talks with Carma Connor-Marroquin, a Registered Dietitian and retired U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) officer.
Carma is passionate about sharing the career path available to public health professionals in the USPHS. After earning her RD credential in 1994, she still had trouble finding full time employment. Then as fate would have it, she received a post card from a U.S. Air Force (USAF) Recruiter saying they needed dietitians.
Carma took the opportunity, knowing that if she didn’t like it, the AF would move her back home in three years. While serving in the USAF, Carma ran into a USPHS officer at a professional meeting and learned about the opportunity. After 7 years in the USAF, Carma transferred her commission to the USPHS where she worked for another 14 years and retired at the rank of Commander.
During her time in the USPHS, Carma also held a volunteer, additional duty as the chief recruiter for the dietitian professional category for 4 years. She realized that most people had never heard of the USPHS. The recruiting brochures were even entitled “The Best Kept Secret." So, Carma has continued her mission into retirement, telling people about the career path available in the USPHS.
To connect with Carma:
USPHS Find Your Fit Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/usphsfindyourfit
More free training about the USPHS opportunity: https://www.thecarmaconnection.com/phs
Take the Quiz to see if you qualify to apply: https://www.thecarmaconnection.com/usphs-survey
Official USPHS website to apply: usphs.gov
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