Department of the Army Outstanding Civilian Service Award

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Department of the Army Outstanding Civilian Service Award
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Outstanding Civilian Service Medal
Awarded by United States Department of the Army Seal.svg Department of the Army
Country  United States
Type Civil award
Eligibility any Federal Government officials at the policy development level, and technical personnel who serve the Army in an advisory capacity or as consultants.
Awarded for Outstanding service that makes a substantial contribution or is of significance to the Army or to a major Army command[1]
Statistics
Established January 1959[2]
Precedence
Next (higher) Secretary of the Army Public Service Award
Next (lower) Commander's Award for Public Service
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The Outstanding Civilian Service Award is the third highest honor within the Department of the Army Civilian Awards scheme, that the United States Department of the Army can bestow upon a private citizen.[3]

Eligibility[edit]

The Secretary of the Army or a major commander may award this medal to eligible recipients, including civilians not employed by the Army or Army contractors (who are eligible for Army honorary awards), military personnel, Federal Government officials at the policy development level, and technical personnel who serve the Army in an advisory capacity or as consultant, for "outstanding service that makes a substantial contribution or is of significance to the Major Command concerned."

Criteria[edit]

The Secretary of the Army or a major commander may award this medal for outstanding service that makes a substantial contribution or is of significance to the major Army command concerned.

(Commanders of Major Army commands may redelegate approval authority for this award to any commander in the rank of Major General or above.)

Appearance[edit]

Outstanding Civilian Service Award honors consist of a bronze medal, lapel button, and citation certificate. Not to be confused with the Department of the Army Superior Civilian Service Award which is the third highest award that the Army bestows upon government civilian servants or government civilians (DoD, etc.) that support the mission objectives of the United States Army.

Notable recipients[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The United States of America: Department of the Army Outstanding Civilian Service Award, Medals of the World, Megan C. Robertson, 8 September 2007.
  2. ^ "Outstanding Civilian Service Award". Army Public Service Awards. The Institute of Heraldry. 
  3. ^ The Outstanding Civilian Service Award,Management-Employee Relations Program, US Army Civilian Personnel Online, 6/20/2006.
  4. ^ "DECORATIONS Military Awards Earned by Audie Murphy". Audie L. Murphy Memorial Website. Audie Murphy Research Foundation. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 

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