The Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Award for Outstanding Public Service is the second highest honorary public service award under the approval authority of the Chairman. It is awarded to civilians who do not derive their principal livelihood from US Government employment and has performed, at any time since enactment of the National Security Act of 1947, exceptionally meritorious service of significance to
the Department of Defense, Joint Staff, combatant commands, or organizations that report to or through the Chairman and has rendered service or assistance at considerable personal sacrifice, motivated by patriotism, good citizenship, and a sense of public responsibility.
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