Joint Chiefs of Staff Distinguished Public Service Ribbon
Criteria: The nominee (an individual, group or organization): (1) Does not derive their principal livelihood from US Government employment; (2) Has performed, at any time since enactment of the National Security Act of 1947, exceptionally meritorious service of significance to the Department of Defense, Joint Staff, combatant commands or organizations that report to or through the Chairman. Meritorious service of such exceptional significance to merit a higher-level award will be processed to the Department of Defense for consideration or recognition by SecDef awards. (3) Has rendered service or assistance at considerable personal sacrifice, motivated by patriotism, good citizenship and a sense of public responsibility. The CJCS award for DPS is the highest honorary public service award within the Chairmans approval authority. It consists of a gold medal, lapel pin, citation and certificate signed by the Chairman.
Note: There is no accompanying medal available for purchase with this award.