Army Exceptional Public Service Award Medal
The Army Exceptional Public Service Award Medal is granted to nominated individuals having supplied exceptional public service to the U.S. Army, and thus deserving greater acknowledgement than that which can be given by a Major Army Commander. The Secretary of the Army grants this decoration to private citizens. Civilian employees of the Army (who are eligible for Army honorary awards in agreement with Chapter 8 of Army Regulation 672-20), military members and Army contractors are all ineligible. This award is suitable for spouses of military personnel given they meet the criteria. Nominations for this award are commissioned to the Army Incentive Awards Board through command channels. The award is also known as the "Secretary of the Public Service Award Medal."