Commander's Award For Public Service
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Commander's Award For Public Service
Public Service Commendation Medal
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Public Service Commendation Medal
Awarded by Emblem of the United States Department of the Army.svg Department of the Army
Country United States
TypeCivil public service award
EligibilityAny individual (except Army civilian employees who are eligible for Army honorary awards, military personnel, or Army contractors), Federal Government officials at the policy development level, and technical personnel who serve the Army in an advisory capacity or as consultants.
Awarded forService or achievements that contribute significantly to the accomplishment of the mission of an Army activity, command, or staff agency.[1]
Statistics
Established14 June 1983[2]
Precedence
Next (higher)Meritorious Public Service Medal
EquivalentCivilian Service Commendation Medal
Next (lower)Certificate of Appreciation for Patriotic Civilian Service
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Ribbon bar of the medal

The Public Service Commendation Medal is the fourth highest public service decoration the United States Department of the Army can bestow upon a civilian, ranking directly below the Meritorious Public Service Medal. The name of the decoration was changed from the Commander's Award for Public Service in November 2014 to make the nomenclature more consistent with the equivalent award for military service--the Army Commendation Medal.[2]

Eligibility

Army civilian employees who are eligible for Army honorary awards or military personnel are not eligible. Civilians not employed by the Army, Army contractors, Federal Government officials at the policy development level, and technical personnel who serve the Army in an advisory capacity or as consultants are eligible. AR672-20 regulates the award.[3]

Criteria

This award may be approved by any commander (colonel and above), commanders exercising courts-martial authority, principal officials of Headquarters, Department of the Army staff agencies, and officials of general officer or Senior Executive Service rank.

Appearance

The Public Service Commendation Medal is a bronze disc 35 mm height and 32 mm in width. Superimposed on the disc is an equilateral triangle which symbolizes civilians. Displayed on the triangle is the coat of arms of the United States, symbolizing service to the federal government.

The reverse of the medal bears the inscription FOR COMMENDABLE PUBLIC SERVICE TO THE UNITED STATES ARMY.

The medal is suspended from a white ribbon 35 mm in width consisting of two 3 mm stripes of myrtle green near the edges and two 1 mm stripes of Myrtle Green toward the center.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Commander's Award for Public Service". US Army Civilian Personnel Online. 2008-12-02. Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b c "Commander's Award for Public Service". The Institute of Heraldry. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Army Regulation 672-20 Incentive Awards" (PDF). Headquarters, Department of the Army. 29 January 1999. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 January 2015. Retrieved .

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