PERMISS

Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service

The Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service is the highest honorary award presented by DOD to private citizens.

Eligibility:

  • Any private citizen may be nominated for this award.

Criteria:

  • Nominations for this award will demonstrate distinguished or meritorious service of significance to DOD or Army; personal sacrifice and inconvenience in the performance or assistance of such service; and motivation by patriotism, good citizenship, and a sense of public responsibility

Content last reviewed: 6/20/2006-FMJ

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