Meritorious Civilian Service Award

The Meritorious Civilian Service Award is the second highest Department of the Army honorary award, and may be granted by the Secretary of the Army or a major commander.


  • All Army civilian employees paid from appropriated and non-appropriated funds and direct/indirect-hire foreign nationals are eligible for consideration.


  • Nominees for this award must have established a pattern of excellence, normally demonstrated by the receipt of lower level awards.

Content last reviewed: 6/20/2006-FMJ