Certificate of Appreciation for Patriotic Civilian Service
The Certificate of Appreciation for Patriotic Civilian Service recognizes patriotic civilian service that contributes to the mission of an Army activity, command, or staff agency, or to the welfare of Army personnel. The award consists of a lapel button and citation certificate. The lapel button will accompany the certificate only when the award is presented as an individual award. This certificate may be awarded to any individual (except Army civilian employees who are eligible for Army honorary awards, military personnel, or Army contractors), Federal Government officials at the policy development level, and technical personnel who serve the Army in an advisory capacity or as consultants. It also may be awarded to groups, including employees, business firms, fraternal organizations, and quasimilitary units. Any commander (lieutenant colonel and above) may approve this award.