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Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service

The Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service is the highest award granted by the Secretary of the Army to Army civilian personnel. It consists of a medal, lapel button, and citation certificate. With the exception of nominations for bravery, nominees must have established a demonstrable pattern of excellence and achievement which normally have been recognized by previous awards up to and including the Meritorious Civilian Service Award. Eligibility is determined by measuring contributions against the following example levels of achievement:

This award is comparable to the military Distinguished Service Medal.



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