What exactly is an EVA suit?
Certainly an interessting situations with the two crews, the two cultures coming together. Though I am not sure Id agree, that the Feds hold Damars past higher than what he in the end did with his rebellion. I think they also see what strengh it took for him and that he did mature and change during that time. They might not see him as a hero as the cardassians do, but still a hero in a way.
Though it nontheless important of course to not forget the rest, agree with Brenok there.