Title: Medal, US Public Health Service Foreign Duty
Accession #: NHHC 1999-140-K
Size: 2.75 x 1.5
Medium: Metal, Fabric
Location: Headquarters Artifact Collection, Naval History and Heritage Command
One Foreign Duty Service Medal for Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. The planchet is bronze and circular in shape. At the center of the obverse is a caduceus crossed with a horizontal foul anchor. Around the edge of the face are the embossed words "U.S. Public Health Service." The reverse is stamped "Foreign Service Award." A small suspension ring attaches the medal to a tapered ribbon. The ribbon is edged by a thin maroon stripe on both sides and a thin maroon stripe in the center. Flanking the center stripe is a grouping of white and blue stripes- white, thick blue, white.
The Public Health Service Foreign Duty Award is presented to Corps members who carry out service in a foreign country for thirty consecutive or ninety nonconsecutive days.