Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop was a legend. He proudly served as the 13th Surgeon General and led the charge to educate all Americans regarding HIV/AIDS, tobacco prevention, disabled children, and much more. With Dr. Koop's passing in 2013, the health community lost a champion for the USPHS Commissioned Corps.
Honor Dr. Koop's dedication to his profession and country with the distinctive and hand sewn neckwear and scarves approved by Dr. Koop himself. Men’s 100% silk ties and bow ties are available. The ladies' 100% silk scarf is 60 inches by 8 inches. Both ties and scarves retail for $40 and are available at the special price of $32.
Celebrate Chick Koop using this order form. Please allow time for delivery. The ties and scarves are made by Beau Ties Ltd. of Vermont.
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Six students won funding through the 2013 PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation’s Dependent Scholarship program. Eligible applicants were spouses, children and grandchildren of active duty or retired members of the COF affiliate, the Commissioned Officers Association.
Twelve students, mostly sons and daughters of PHS officers, applied for funding. The Selection Committee, composed of active duty and retired officers, scored each application. The reviewers chose the student with the highest score as this year’s winner of the Ronald Lessing Memorial Scholarship, which comes with a cash prize of $1,000. The award is named in honor of Ronald Lessing, the brother of CAPT Melvin Lessing, USPHS (Ret.).Read more...