General Information

Department of the Army Public Service Awards for Private Citizens

(in order of precedence)

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Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service

For distinguished service that makes a substantial contribution to the accomplishment of the Army mission.



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Secretary of the Army Public Service Award

For exceptional service that makes a substantial contribution to the accomplishment of the Army's missions.



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Outstanding Civilian Service Award

For outstanding service that makes a substantial contribution or is of significance to a major Army command.



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Commander's Award for Public Service

For service or achievements that contribute significantly to the accomplishment of the mission of an Army activity, command, or staff agency.



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Certificate of Appreciation for Patriotic Civilian Service

For achievement that contributes to the mission of an Army activity, command, or staff agency, or to the welfare of Army personnel.



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Civilian Award for Humanitarian Service

For significant "hands-on" participation in an act or operation of a humanitarian nature directed toward an individual or groups of individuals.




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