Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service

The Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service is the highest honorary award that the Secretary of the Army may grant to a private citizen.


  • Any individual is eligible for this award, except for those Army civilian employees who are eligible for Army honorary award, military personnel, or civilians who work for Army contractors.


  • Nominees for this award must demonstrate distinguished service that makes a substantial contribution to the accomplishments of the Army's mission.

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