Department of the Army Outstanding Civilian Service Award
|Department of the Army Outstanding Civilian Service Award|
Outstanding Civilian Service Medal
|Awarded by Department of the Army|
|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|
|Next (higher)||Secretary of the Army Public Service Award|
|Next (lower)||Commander's Award for Public Service|
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.
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."
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.)
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.
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- BG Albert Bryant, Jr., USA (Ret.)
- E.N.J. Carter - creator of the "Be All You Can Be" slogan
- Stephen Colbert - TV talk show host for his continued support of U.S. troops
- SMA Richard A. Kidd, USA (Ret.) - former Sergeant Major of the Army
- Captain David Minard, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., MC USN - Mercury Seven heat stress physiologist for Project Mercury
- Audie Murphy - most decorated US Army soldier in WWII 
- Francis Joseph Murray - Mathematician known for his foundational work on functional analysis
- Mark Pfeifle - former Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Global Outreach under President George W. Bush.
- Elihu Rose - military historian
- Bud Selig - former Commissioner of Major League Baseball for MLB's support of veterans and their families.
- Emil Skodon - former United States Ambassador to Brunei and a career foreign service officer.
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