Vietnam Civilian Service Award

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Vietnam Civilian Service Award
Awarded by United States Department of State
EligibilityForeign Service, Civil Service
Awarded for"Civilian service on land, sea, or airspace of Vietnam from 1959-1975."
Next (higher)Meritorious Honor Award
Next (lower)Expeditionary Service Award
RelatedVietnam Service Medal
Merchant Marine Vietnam Service Medal
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The Vietnam Civilian Service Award is a discontinued award of the United States Foreign Service.[1] It was presented to employees of the U.S. State Department, USAID and USIA assigned to diplomatic and consular facilities in Vietnam, or other civilian service in the airspace or territorial waters of Vietnam, greater than a year.[2]

The award consisted of a medal set and a certificate signed by the Secretary of State.


The following criteria were applicable to granting an Award for Valor:

  • Sustained superior performance while under threat of physical attack or harassment; or
  • An individual act of valor or exceptional performance at the risk of personal safety.

Military Use[edit]

This award was only issued to civilians as military members had an equivalent medal.

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