DAFORMS.NET – DA Form 5231 – Public Service Commendation Medal – The Public Service Commendation Medal is awarded to any civilian who, while serving in either an official or unofficial capacity, has performed exemplary deeds of service to the United States. Eligible service can be rendered in a foreign or domestic country and must have been performed in a non-combat capacity. This medal was first authorized in 1963 and may be awarded posthumously.
The Public Health Service Medal is awarded to any civilian who, while serving in either an official or unofficial capacity, has performed exemplary deeds of service for the United States Public Health Service. Eligible recipients must have served as a member of the Commissioned Corps of the U.S.
Download DA Form 5231 – Public Service Commendation Medal
|Form Number||DA Form 5231|
|Form Title||Public Service Commendation Medal|
|Prescribing Pub||AR 672-20|
|File Size||– KB|
What is a DA Form 5231?
The DA Form 5231 is a certificate of commendation that may be awarded to any civilian employee of the federal government who has rendered outstanding public service. The award is given at the discretion of the agency head, and it is not necessary that the recipient has completed a specified period of service or has achieved a specific level of performance.
Where Can I Find a DA Form 5231?
The Public Service Commendation Medal is awarded to members of the armed forces who have rendered exceptionally meritorious service to the United States Government in a civilian capacity. The medal may be awarded to both military and civilian personnel. It is the second-highest award that can be bestowed upon a civilian by the Department of Defense. The criteria for the award are outlined in DA Form 5231.
The form may be obtained from the local Army or Air Force Recruiting Command, Navy Recruiting District, Marine Corps Recruiting Station, Coast Guard Receiving Stations or directly from the Department of Defense.
DA Form 5231 – Public Service Commendation Medal
The DA Form 5231 is used to recommend an individual for the Public Service Commendation Medal. This medal may be awarded to any civilian who, while serving in any capacity with the Army, has distinguished himself or herself by exceptionally meritorious achievement or service. The achievement or service must be demonstrated by sustained performance and must be of such a nature that it sets the individual apart from his or her contemporaries.