Meritorious Public Service Medal

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Meritorious Public Service Medal
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Meritorious Public Service Medal
Awarded by Emblem of the United States Department of the Army.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) Superior Public Service Medal
Equivalent Department of the Army Superior Civilian Service Award
Next (lower) Public Service Commendation Medal
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Ribbon of the medal

The Meritorious Public Service Medal formerly the Outstanding Civilian Service Award is the third highest honor within the public service awards scheme of the Department of the Army that can be awarded to 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."[4]

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 delegate approval authority for this award to any commander in the rank of Major General or above.

Appearance[edit]

The Meritorious Public Service Medal is a bronze disc 1 916 in (40 mm) in height and 1 716 in (37 mm) in width. On the obverse is an equilateral triangle symbolic of the civilian. Superimposed on the triangle is the eagle from the Great Seal of the United States. At the base of the medal is a wreath denoting nonmilitary service. The reverse of the medal is inscribed AWARDED TO and FOR MERITORIOUS PUBLIC SERVICE TO THE UNITED STATES ARMY.[2]

The medal is suspended by a ribbon 1 38 in (35 mm) in width consisting of 13 alternating stripes equally spaced, seven white and six red. Centered on each white stripe is with an oriental blue stripe 164 in (0.40 mm) wide.[2]

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. ^ a b c "Outstanding Civilian Service Award". Army Public Service Awards. The Institute of Heraldry. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  3. ^ The Outstanding Civilian Service Award,Management-Employee Relations Program, US Army Civilian Personnel Online, 6/20/2006.
  4. ^ "Outstanding Civilian Service Award". Army Civilian Personnel Online. Department of the Army. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "DECORATIONS Military Awards Earned by Audie Murphy". Audie L. Murphy Memorial Website. Audie Murphy Research Foundation. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 

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