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Distinguished Civilian Service Award


Description

Medal: A gold disc 1 9/16 inches (3.97 cm) in height and 1 7/16 inches (3.65 cm) in width, with a wreath on the lower half of the rim denoting nonmilitary service. The equilateral triangle is symbolic of the civilian. Displayed on the triangle is the eagle from the Great Seal of the United States. The reverse of the medal is inscribed ''AWARDED TO'' ''FOR DISTINGUISHED CIVILIAN SERVICE TO THE UNITED STATES ARMY.''

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


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

Background

The medal was established by directive of the Secretary of the Army in May 1956. This award consists of a gold medal, lapel button and certificate. A service ribbon and miniature size medal are also available.






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