The Director of National Intelligence has established the National Intelligence Joint Duty Service Lapel Button. This award recognizes those IC employees who have completed an IC civilian joint duty assignment in accordance with Intelligence Community Policy Guidance (ICPG) 601.01, Intelligence Community Civilian Joint Duty Program Implementing Instructions. The lapel button was designed by the U.S. Army’s Institute of Heraldry.
DESCRIPTION: A gold color medal 5/8 inches (1.59 cm) in diameter overall consisting of a heraldic rose bearing a purple disk charged with a compass rose of eight points, all encircled except for top by a gold wreath.
SYMBOLISM: The heraldic rose, symbol of secrecy and confidence, refers to "Sub Rosa" which is Latin for "under the rose." It has been a traditional symbol to describe something to be kept secret and not repeated anywhere. The compass rose at the center on a globe, represents the world wide mission of the organization. The purple is associated with Joint Duty Service. The laurel wreath is emblematic of excellence and high ideals.