Department of the Army Public Service Awards
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Secretary of the Army Public Service Award


Medal: A silver 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 EXCEPTIONAL PUBLIC SERVICE TO THE UNITED STATES ARMY.''

Ribbon: The medal is suspended from a ribbon 1 3/8 inches in width consisting of six stripes of Old Glory Red 27/128'' in width, divided by five Silver Gray skip stripes 1/64''.

Eligibility and Criteria

See Army Regulation 672-20, Incentive Awards.


The medal was established by directive of the Secretary of the Army in June 1998. It is ranked between the Distinguished Civilian Service Decoration and the Outstanding Civilian Service Award. This award consists of a silver medal, lapel button and certificate. A service ribbon and miniature size medal are also available.

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