Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals

The Partnership for Public Service proudly celebrates the important achievements of our nation’s outstanding federal workforce.

A campaign to celebrate and honor the voices of public service

Each Wednesday for the next month, we will share a new track featuring a 2019 Sammies finalist.

Now streaming: 2019 Career Achievement Finalist Arthur A. Allen.

About the Sammies

Learn about the history and founders of the Service to America Medals.

Program Overview and History

Meet the 2019 Finalists

26 individuals and teams who have advanced our nation’s health, safety and prosperity.


Nominate for 2020

If you know an outstanding federal employee, we want to recognize them.


Congratulations to our 2019 People’s Choice Award Winner

Robert Cabana and the Kennedy Space Center Senior Management Team

This team transformed the historic Kennedy Space Center into a globally distinguished, multiuser launch site for government and commercial space exploration, helping preserve our country’s leadership in this important field.

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Highlights from #Sammies2018

2018 Service to America Medal Winners

2018 Service to America Medal Finalists

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2019 Premier and National Sponsors

With special appreciation for the sponsors whose support makes the program possible:

Mrs. Ronnie F. Heyman and Family

Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert

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