Public Health Service Distinguished Service Medal
|Public Health Service Distinguished Service Medal|
Obverse of the medal
|Awarded by Public Health Service|
|Type||Medal and ribbon|
|Next (higher)||Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Homeland Security Distinguished Service Medal, Department of Commerce Gold Medal|
|Equivalent||Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medals|
|Next (lower)||Public Health Service Meritorious Service Medal|
Ribbon of PHS Distinguished Service Medal
Ribbon of medal awarded for valor
The Public Health Service Distinguished Service Medal is the highest decoration of the United States Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.
The Public Health Service Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to recognize "exceedingly high level of achievements, which may range from the management of a major health program to an initiative resulting in a major impact on the health of the nation." The medal may also be awarded for a single act of heroism resulting in the saving of life, health, or property.
- (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20120916104818/http://dcp.psc.gov/PDF_docs/CCPM_P67.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 16, 2012. Retrieved September 26, 2012. Missing or empty
- "Division Staff - Commissioned Corps. - Awards Criteria". Ihs.gov. Archived from the original on September 25, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-26.