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Meritorious Civilian Service Award



A bronze disc 1 3/8 inches (3.49 cm) in diameter with laurel wreath around the circumference of the disc enclosing the central portion ofthe Department of the Army plaque. The reverse of the medal is inscribed FOR DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY MERITOROUS CIVILIAN SERVICETO.


The medal is suspended from a ribbon 13/8 inches in width consisting of the following stripes: 33/64'' Crimson, 1/16'' White,1/32'' Crimson, 1/16 White, 1/32 Crimson, 1/16 White, 1/32''Crimson, 1/16'' White, 33/64 Crimson.

Eligibility and Criteria
See Army Regulation 672-20, Incentive Awards.


The Chief of Staff, Army, approved establishment of this award as the Superior Civilian Service Award on 13 April 1987. In November 2014, the Secretary of the Army approved a modification to the Department oft he Army Civilian Service Medals in order to make their nomenclature more consistent with their military equivalents. At that time the award was renamed the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal and the design of the medal (both obverse and reverse) were changed accordingly. This award consists of a regular size medal, miniature size medal, service ribbon, lapel button and certificate.

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