Army Superior Civilian Service Award Medal
Awarded to U.S. Army civilian employees paid from appropriated and non-appropriated funds and direct/indirect-hire foreign nationals whose service reflects superior service or achievement of a lesser degree than that recognized by the Meritorious Civilian Service Award. The Superior Civilian Service Award is the third highest Department of the Army honorary award granted by any Commander (Major General and above) or civilian equivalent. In regard to approval authority, commanders have authority to approve awards based on the rank/grade of the position and not the actual rank/grade of the individual occupying the position. This applies to all high level honorary and public service awards.