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 MERITORIOUS PUBLIC 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 an oriental blue stripe 1/64 inch in width centered on each white stripe.