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Superior Civilian Service Medal


Description

Medal: A silver disc 1 1/2 inches (3.81 cm) in diameter with a laurel wreath around the circumference of the disc enclosing the Great Seal of the United States. The reverse of the medal is inscribed ''FOR DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY SUPERIOR CIVILIAN SERVICE--TO.''

Ribbon: The medal is suspended from a ribbon 1 3/8 inches in width consisting of the following stripes: 1/16'' Crimson, 1/32'' White, 1/32 Crimson, 1/32 White, 5/16 Crimson, 1/64'' White, 3/32 Ultramarine Blue, 1/64'' White, 5/16 Crimson, 1/32'' White, 1/32'' Crimson, 1/32 White, 1/16 Crimson.


Eligibility and Criteria
See Army Regulation 672-20, Incentive Awards.

Background

The medal was established as the Meritorious Civilian Service Award by directive of the Secretary of the Army on 26 January 1959. In November 2014, the Secretary of the Army approved a modification to the Department of the Army Civilian Service Medals in order to make their nomenclature more consistent with their military equivalents. At that time the award was renamed the Superior Civilian Service Medal and the ribbon and design were changed. This award consists of a regular size medal, miniature size medal, service ribbon, lapel button and certificate.






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