Mr. Ronald C. Alexander
1521 W. Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Dear Mr. Alexander:

It is my pleasure to congratulate you on your appointment as a member of the
Engineer Professional Advisory Committee (EPAC) of the United States Public
Health Service.  Your nomination for the EPAC membership was endorsed by your
Agency, the Chief Engineer's Office, and the EPAC Chairperson.  Your
appointment is for a 3- year term beginning January 1, 1995.

As you are probably aware, each professional discipline has a Professional
Advisory Committee which advises me as Surgeon General on matters of
importance to the discipline and to the Public Health Service.  Current issues
being discussed include recruitment, career development, retention, and
compensation.  You will be contacted by the chairperson of the EPAC regarding
the meeting dates, time and location.  I am sure you will find your time on
the committee to be exciting, challenging, and productive.

Your willingness to serve and participate in the committee's activities and
your efforts over and above the regular responsibilities of your position
are sincerely appreciated.


                                M. Joycelyn Elders, M.D.
                                Surgeon General