Entitled, “EIS Recruitment”, this image was captured by CDC Scientific Advisor for Public Affairs, and Captain in the USPHS, Jennifer McQuiston, DVM, MS. Recruiting the best and brightest into CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service is critical to ensure a well-trained public health workforce into the future. Here, CDC photographer, Jim Gathany, shoots a series of photos of EIS Officer, Leisha Nolen, in a typical field setting. These photos will be used to strengthen CDC’s recruiting efforts for EIS in 2015, and beyond. Jim showed himself willing to give all for the shot, getting down into the mud, on this rainy day, in order to capture the iconic “sole of the shoe” shot, demonstrating the EIS program’s commitment to shoe-leather epidemiology. This photo earned CAPT McQuiston the Third Place award in the 2015 CDC Connects Annual Public Health in Action Photo Contest, in the category of “Domestic People and Programs”.