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Superior Civilian Service Medal


Medal: Obverse: A bronze disc 1 3/8 inches (3.49 cm) in diameter consisting of the central portion of the Department of the Army plaque encircled by the words “SUPERIOR CIVILIAN SERVICE” in raised letters and all encircled by a laurel wreath.

Ribbon: Inscribed with “DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY” in raised letters arced at top and a laurel wreath arced at bottom.


The medal is suspended from a ribbon 1 3/8 inches in width consisting of the following stripes: 33/64'' Crimson, 1/16'' White, 1/32'' Crimson, 1/16” White, 1/32” Crimson, 1/16” White, 1/32'' Crimson, 1/16'' White, 33/64” Crimson.


Medal: The central portion from the Department of the Army plaque encircled by the name of the award represents high ideals and the united efforts of individuals to achieve. The laurel wreath denotes superior achievement.

Ribbon: White represents purity and crimson signifies fortitude.

Eligibility and Criteria

See Army Regulation 672-20, Incentive Awards.


The Chief of Staff, Army, approved establishment of this award on 13 April 1987. It ranks directly below the Meritorious Civilian Service Award. This award consists of a medal, lapel button and certificate. A service ribbon and miniature size medal are also available.

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