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Commander's Award for Public Service


Medal: A bronze disc 1 3/8 inches (3.49 cm) in height and 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in width bearing an equilateral triangle which symbolizes civilians. Displayed on the triangle is the eagle from the Great Seal of the United States, which symbolizes Federal Service. The reverse of the medal is inscribed ''DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY COMMANDER'S AWARD FOR PUBLIC SERVICE.''

Ribbon: The medal is suspended from a ribbon 1 3/8 inches in width consisting of the following stripes: 1/16'' White, 1/8'' Myrtle Green, 5/16'' White, 1/32'' Myrtle Green, 5/16'' White, 1/32'' Myrtle Green, 5/16'' White, 1/8'' Myrtle Green, 1/16'' White.

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


The medal was proposed by The Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel in November 1982 and approved by the Assistant Secretary of the Army on 14 June 1983. It ranks directly below the Outstanding Civilian Service Award. 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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