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Navy Civilian Service Achievement Medal
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Navy Civilian Service Achievement Medal
Awarded by Department of the Navy
Country United States
Eligibility Civilian employees of the U.S. Department of the Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps
Status Active
Statistics
Established April 24, 2018
Precedence
Next (higher) Navy Civilian Service Commendation Medal
Next (lower) Navy Certificate of Achievement
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Ribbon bar of the medal

The Navy Civilian Service Achievement Medal is awarded to Department of the Navy and U.S. Marine Corps civilians who, while serving in a capacity within the Navy or Maine Corps, are to be recognized for sustained performance or specific achievement of a superlative nature at the equivalent level of the Navy and Mine Corps Achievement Medal awarded to military personnel.[1][2]

The award consists of a certificate and citation signed by the activity head, the medal on a suspension ribbon, and a lapel emblem. The award is the fifth highest Navy civilian award, ranking just behind the Navy Civilian Service Commendation Medal, and before the Navy Certificate of Achievement. The approval authority for the award is commanders in the rank of O-5 and above and civilians in equivalent positions and above.[1]

Medal and ribbon description[edit | edit source]

Reverse side of the medal

The medal's overall shape is that of a bronze circle, but laurel leaves extend slightly from the sides of both the obverse and revers. In the center of the bronze laurel wreath on the obverse is a fouled anchor. This anchor is adapted from the United States Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. This is to denote the award as being presented on behalf of the Navy or Marine Corps, and to parallel the equivalent award for military service members. The laurel wreaths is emblematic of achievement and honor.

Within the laurel wreath border on the reverse, arched across the top, are the words "Honor Courage Commitment." In the lower center is the stacked inscription "Department of the Navy Civilian Service Achievement"

The colors of the ribbon are myrtle green with three orange stripes. These colors are consistent with the equivalent award for military service members (the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal).

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Memorandum from Secretary of the Navy to Echelon I and II Commands [et al.], subject: Department of the Navy Civilian Service Commendation and Achievement Medals (24 Apr. 2018)
  2. U.S.Marine Corps (6 Feb 2020). "Guidance for Implementation of the Department of the Navy Civilian Service Commendation and Achievement Medals" (Administrative Message 067/20). https://www.marines.mil/News/Messages/Messages-Display/Article/2076127/guidance-for-implementation-of-the-department-of-the-navy-civilian-service-comm/. 

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