Commander's Award for Public Service
The Commander's Award for Public Service consists of a bronze medal, lapel button, and citation certificate. It ranks directly below the Outstanding Civilian Service Award and may be approved by any commander (colonel and above), commanders exercising courts-martial authority, principal officials of Headquarters, Department of the Army staff agencies, and officials of general officer or Senior Executive Service rank. This medal 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. This award is given to recognize service or achievements that contribute significantly to the accomplishment of the mission of an Army activity, command, or staff agency.