National Intelligence Distinguished Public Service Medal


National Intelligence Distinguished Public Service Medal
National Intelligence Distinguished Public Service Medal
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Obverse and Reverse of the Medal
Awarded by United States Intelligence Community
Type Individual Award
Eligibility highest award that can be granted to noncareer Federal employees, private citizens or others who have performed distinguished service of exceptional significance to the Intelligence Community.
Awarded for distinguished service of exceptional significance to the Intelligence Community.
Status Active
Statistics
Established October 1, 2008
First awarded Senator John Warner
Precedence
Equivalent National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal
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Ribbon Bar of the Medal


The National Intelligence Distinguished Public Service Medal is the highest award that can be granted to noncareer Federal employees, private citizens or others who have performed distinguished service of exceptional significance to the United States Intelligence Community. The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) established the award on October 1, 2008 to acknowledge individuals who rendered extraordinary service at considerable personal sacrifice and who were motivated by patriotism, good citizenship or a sense of public responsibility.

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Award design

The observe of the medal is a gold circular disc with the symbol of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

The reverse of the medal has the words "DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC SERVICE" encircled from the 9 o'clock position through the 3 o'clock position with the words "FOR EXTRAORDINARY CONTRIBUTIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY" enscribed horizontally and centered across the bottom of the emblem.

In addition to the large medal, a miniature medal and lapel pin are provided to awardees.

Recipients

  • Ambassador Thomas E. McNamara (July 29, 2009)

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.dni.gov/press_releases/20081212_release.pdf Senator Warner Awarded First National Intelligence Distinguished Public Service Medal
  2. ^ http://www.dni.gov/press_releases/20090112_release.pdf Senator John D. Rockefeller IV Awarded National Intelligence Distinguished Public Service Medal

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