Medal, Large, Distinguished Public Service, Department of Defense, 1970

Medal, Large, Distinguished Public Service, Department of Defense, 1970

     

This large medal was part of the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service award received by Dr. Charles Stark Draper in 1970. It is the highest Department of Defense award a non-career civilian can be given. Dr. Draper received the award for the extensive work the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Instrumentation Laboratory he headed conducted in the areas of guidance, navigation, and control systems for various weapons systems, aircraft, and naval vessels. Dr. Draper donated a collection of his awards, including this medal, to the National Collection in 1974.

Gift of Dr. Charles S. Draper

Country of Origin
United States of America

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Rockets & Missiles

Type
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons

Materials
Brass medal attached to cloth ribbon.
Dimensions
3-D: 3.2 x 1.3cm (1 1/4 x 1/2 in.)

This large medal was part of the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service award received by Dr. Charles Stark Draper in 1970. It is the highest Department of Defense award a non-career civilian can be given. Dr. Draper received the award for the extensive work the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Instrumentation Laboratory he headed conducted in the areas of guidance, navigation, and control systems for various weapons systems, aircraft, and naval vessels. Dr. Draper donated a collection of his awards, including this medal, to the National Collection in 1974.

Gift of Dr. Charles S. Draper

Country of Origin
United States of America

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Rockets & Missiles

Type
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons

Materials
Brass medal attached to cloth ribbon.
Dimensions
3-D: 3.2 x 1.3cm (1 1/4 x 1/2 in.)

ID: A19800559000