RADM Susan Orsega, USPHS Chief Nurse, response to Hurricanes
18 Oct 2017
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Rear Admiral Susan Orsega
Chief Nurse Officer, U.S. Public Health Service
As chief nursing officer, RADM Orsega leads the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (Corps) Nurse Professional Affairs, and advises the Office of the Surgeon General and the Department of Health and Human Services on the recruitment, assignment, deployment, retention, and career development of Corps nurse professionals.
RADM Orsega’s expertise in disaster care as evident by her selection to a United States Public Health Service (USPHS) medical team deployed after 9-11 as well as 13 other national and international disaster/humanitarian USG missions serving in roles with progressive nursing and leadership responsibilities. She was selected as the only USPHS nurse officer on the Advance Planning team, USS Pacific Peleliu Navy ship health diplomacy mission. Currently, RADM Orsega is a member of the Response Deployment Team-1.