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Outstanding Civilian Service Award


Medal: A bronze 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 OUTSTANDING CIVILIAN SERVICE TO THE UNITED STATES ARMY.''

Ribbon: The medal is suspended from a ribbon 1 3/8 inches in width consisting of thirteen alternating stripes equally spaced, seven white and six red, with a blue stripe 1 /64 inch in width, centered on each white stripe.

Eligibility and Criteria

See Army Regulation 672-20, Incentive Awards.


The medal was established by directive of the Secretary of the Army in January 1959. It is ranked next below the Distinguished Civilian Service Decoration and above the Patriotic Civilian Service Lapel Button. This award consists of a bronze medal, lapel button and certificate. A service ribbon and miniature size medal are also available.

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