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Civilian Service Achievement Medal


Description

Medal: A bronze and enamel disc 1 3/8 inches (3.49 cm) in diameter with the central device of the Department of the Army Plaque encircled by a blue band inscribed “DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY” at top and “ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL” at bottom. The reverse of the medal is inscribed ''FOR CIVILIAN SERVICE” at top and contains two crossed laurel branches at bottom all incised.

Ribbon: The medal is suspended from a ribbon 1 3/8 inches in width consisting of the following vertical stripes: 35/64'' Blue 1/64” White, 1/64” Red, 1/64” White, 1/32” Blue, 1/64” White, 1/64” Red, 1/64” White, 1/32” Blue, 1/64” White, 1/64” Red, 1/64” White, 1/32” Blue, 1/64” White, 1/64” Red, 1/64” White and 35/64” Blue.


Symbolism

The central portion of the Department of the Army Plaque represents the efforts of individuals to achieve objectives of the Department. Blue has been a traditional color to reflect recognition of civilian accomplishments since World War II. The red, white and blue used on the ribbon are the National colors.


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

Background
The medal was proposed by The Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel in March 1987 and approved by the Chief of Staff, Army, as the Achievement Medal for Civilian Service on 24 August 1987. 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 Civilian Service Achievement Medal. This award consists of a regular size medal, miniature size medal, service ribbon, lapel button and certificate.





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