Annual Sustaining Supporter Award

The Sustaining Supporter Award, inaugurated in 2018, is presented annually during the PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation’s Scientific and Training Symposium, and is designed to acknowledge and recognize the educational and financial support given to the Commissioned Officers Foundation from companies in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industry, from Academic Institutions, and from sister Federal Healthcare Agencies.  In general, three to five recipients of this award are selected annually, prior to the Annual Scientific and Training Symposium.

Criteria for selection of these award recipients include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Three or more prior years of educational and/or financial support of our annual symposia
  • Demonstrated dedication in support of and contribution to the goals and mission of the Commissioned Officers Foundation, in protecting, promoting, and advancing the health and safety of our Nation
  • Provision of high-caliber, evidence-based educational content to our annual symposia attendees

Past Recipients 


  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Express-Scripts
  • BlueCross BlueShield


  • United States Auto Mobile Association (USAA)
  • Indian Health Service
  • 3M Company
  • Aseptico Inc
  • Walgreen Company


  • Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK)
  • Public Health Reports


  • Gilead Sciences
  • Arizonans Concerned About Smoking