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Navy Superior Public Service Award


Awarded the U.S. Coast Guard's Distinguished Public Service Award


Navy Superior Civilian Service Award


2017 Lasker Bloomberg Public Service Award


Military orders, awards and decorations


Navy Medal of Honor

The Navy Superior Public Service Award is the second highest award that the United States Department of the Navy can present to a private civilian not employed by the department. Like the other Navy Public Service Awards, it is generally awarded "to business and civic leaders, scientists and other nongovernment civilians." It recognizes significant contributions that have broad impact on the mission of the United States Navy. These contributions need not necessarily affect the entire Department of the Navy, but "must have substantially benefited a major organizational element or large geographical area." The Secretary of the Navy and certain commanding officers may make the award and sign the certificate.
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