CFA 15/JUL/06-2

Project name
Air Force Distinguished Public Service Medal

United States

Institute of Heraldry
U.S. Department of the Army
Obverse, reverse, and ribbon designs
Review Type


Dear Mr. Mugno:

In the meeting of 27 July, the Commission of Fine Arts approved the proposed design for the Air Force Distinguished Public Service Medal and expressed their enthusiasm for the design's simplicity and strong composition. In their discussion, the Commission also recommended strengthening this clarity on the reverse of the medal by providing an additional treatment, such as a line or relief, to fully delineate the circular form and separate it from the rear profile of the laurel branches.

The Commission appreciates the opportunity to review the Institute of Heraldry's designs and anticipates that the design and review process will incorporate sufficient time to consider its recommendations. The Commission staff is available to assist you throughout the design and review process.


/s/Thomas Luebke, AIA

Charles V. Mugno, Director
The Institute of Heraldry
9325 Gunston Road, Room S112
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5579