Navy Awards In Order of Precedence

Navy Awards In Order of Precedence

Medals and decorations are suspended from a holding bar and are arranged from the center of the body towards the left shoulder (left to right, top to bottom) in order of precedence. The following is only a guideline since each branch has their own order of precedence.
 
1. U.S. military personal decorations
2. U.S. military unit awards
3. U.S. non-military personal decorations
4. U.S. non-military unit awards
5. U.S. military campaign awards
6. U.S. military service and training awards
7. U.S. Merchant Marine awards and non-military service awards
8. Foreign military personal decorations
9. Foreign military unit awards
10. Non-U.S. service awards (e.g., United Nations, NATO)
11. Foreign military service awards
12. Marksmanship awards (Navy and Coast Guard)
13. State awards of the National Guard (Army & Air Force)

Ref:

http://www.npc.navy.mil/CommandSupport/USNavyUniforms/UniformRegulations Navy\_Precedence.htm
https://awards.navy.mil/awards/webdoc01.nsf/(vwDocsByID)/DL060927142728/?OpenDocument (SECNAV 1650.1H)
 

  • Medal of Honor

    Medal of Honor

    awarded by the President in the name of Congress to members of the service who conspicuously distinguish themselves by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of their lives above and beyond the call of duty.

  • Navy Cross Medal

    Navy Cross Medal

    awarded to any person who, while serving with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguishes himself in action by extraordinary heroism not justifying an award of the Medal of Honor.

  • Defense Distinguished Service Medal

    Defense Distinguished Service Medal

    awarded to high ranking military officers (Generals or Admirals), who perform exceptionally meritorious service in a degree of great responsibility with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Special or outstanding command in a Defense Agency or for any other Joint Activities designated by the Secretary of Defense.

  • Navy Distinguished Service Medal

    Navy Distinguished Service Medal

    awarded to a person who, while serving in any capacity with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguishes himself/herself by exceptionally meritorious service to the United States in a duty of great responsibility.

  • Silver Star Medal

    Silver Star Medal

    awarded by all branches of the Armed Forces to any person who, while serving in any capacity, is cited for gallantry in action against an enemy of the US while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force, or while serving with friendly forces against an opposing Armed Force in which the U.S. is not a belligerent party.

  • Defense Superior Service Medal

    Defense Superior Service Medal

    awarded by the Secretary of Defense to military officers who perform exceptionally with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, The Joint Chiefs of Staff, special or outstanding command in a defense agency or any other joint activity designated by the Secretary.

  • Legion of Merit Medal

    Legion of Merit Medal

    degrees of Chief Commander, Commander, Officer, and Legionnaire are awarded only to members of armed forces of foreign nations under the criteria outlined in Army Regulation 672-7.

  • Distinguished Flying Cross Medal

    Distinguished Flying Cross Medal

    awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the US, distinguishes himself or herself by heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight. The performance of the act of heroism must be evidenced by voluntary action above and beyond the call of duty.

  • Distinguished Warfare Medal

    Distinguished Warfare Medal

    awarded to members of the U.S. Armed Forces who distinguish themselves, on or after September 11, 2001, by extraordinary achievement, not involving acts of valor, directly impacting, through any domain, combat operations or other military operations.

  • Navy and Marine Corps Medal

    Navy and Marine Corps Medal

    Awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the U.S. Navy or the U.S. Marine Corps, distinguishes himself/herself by heroism not involving actual conflict with the enemy.

  • Bronze Star Medal

    Bronze Star Medal

    awarded a person in any branch of the military service who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the US on or after December 7, 1941, shall have distinguished himself by heroic or meritorious achievement or service, not involving participation in aerial flight, in connection with military operations against an armed enemy.

  • Purple Heart Medal

    Purple Heart Medal

    awarded in the name of the President of the US to any member of an Armed Force who, while serving with the US Armed Services after 5 April 1917, has been wounded or killed.

  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal

    Defense Meritorious Service Medal

    awarded to military personnel serving with or assigned to a number of joint activities including The Secretary of Defense, Organizations of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Headquarters of Joint Commands.

  • Meritorious Service Medal

    Meritorious Service Medal

    awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the US who distinguished themselves by outstanding non-combat meritorious achievement or service to the US subsequent to 16 Jan 1969.

  • Air Medal

    Air Medal

    awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity in or with the Armed Forces of the United States, shall have distinguished himself/herself by meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight. Awards may be made to recognize single acts of merit or heroism, or for meritorious service.

  • oint Service Commendation Medal

    Joint Service Commendation Medal

    member of the Armed Forces who distinguishes himself by meritorious achievement or service while serving in any specified activity after January 1, 1965, is eligible for this award.

  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal

    Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal

    awarded to a person who, while serving in any capacity with the Navy or Marine Corps (including foreign military personnel), distinguishes himself/herself after 6 December 1941 by heroic or meritorious achievement or service.

  • Joint Service Achievement Medal

    Joint Service Achievement Medal

    awarded only to members of the Armed Forces of the United States below the grade of O-6 who, after August 3, 1983, distinguished themselves by outstanding performance of duty and meritorious achievement.

  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal

    Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal

    awarded to members of the Armed Forces, including members of Reserve components on active or inactive duty, of the grade of lieutenant commander/major and junior thereto, for service performed on or after 1 May 1961.

  • Combat Action Ribbon

    Combat Action Ribbon

    awarded to members of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (when the Coast Guard or units thereof operate under the control of the Navy) in the grade of captain/colonel and junior thereto, who have actively participated in ground or surface combat.

  • Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon

    Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon

    awarded in the name of the President of the United States to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and co-belligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy.

  • Joint Meritorious Unit Award

    Joint Meritorious Unit Award

    awarded to Joint Activities of the Armed Forces of the US which have subsequent to January 23, 1979 distinguished themselves by exceptionally meritorious achievement or service in pursuit of joint military missions of great significance.

  • Navy Unit Commendation

    Navy Unit Commendation

    awarded by SECNAV to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps which has distinguished itself by outstanding heroism in action against the enemy, but not sufficient to justify the award of the Presidential Unit Citation; or to any such unit which has distinguished itself by extremely meritorious service not involving combat but in support of military operations, rendering the unit outstanding compared to other units performing similar service.

  • Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation

    Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation

    awarded by SECNAV, CNO or CMC to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps which has distinguished itself, under combat or non-combat conditions, by either valorous or meritorious achievement which renders the unit outstanding compared to other units performing similar service, but not sufficient to justify the award of the Navy Unit Commendation.

  • Navy E Ribbon

    Navy E Ribbon

    This ribbon denotes permanent duty on ships or in squadrons that won the Battle Efficiency competitions after 1 July 1974; embarked units are not eligible.

  • Prisoner of War Medal

    Prisoner of War Medal

    medal is issued only to those U.S. military personnel who were taken prisoner and held captive after 5 April 1917.

  • Navy Good Conduct Medal

    Navy Good Conduct Medal

    awarded for exemplary behavior, efficiency, and fidelity in active Federal Military service.

  • Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal

    Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal

    awarded to an active enlisted member of the Reserve or National Guard and must have performed three to four years of satisfactory duty.

  • Fleet Marine Force Ribbon

    Fleet Marine Force Ribbon

    awarded to eligible Navy personnel serving with the Marines between 1984 and 2006.

  • Navy Expeditionary Medal

    Navy Expeditionary Medal

    awarded to the officers and enlisted men of the Navy and Marine Corps who shall have actually landed on foreign territory and engaged in operations against armed opposition, or operated under circumstances which, after full consideration, shall be deemed to merit special recognition and for which service no campaign medal has been awarded.

  • China Service Medal

    China Service Medal

    awarded to members who served ashore in China or who were attached to any of the vessels that operated in support of the operations in China between July 7, 1937, and Sept 7, 1939, or served ashore in China or were attached to any of the vessels that operated in support of operations in China between Sept 2, 1945 and April 1, 1957.

  • Army of Occupation Medal

    Army of Occupation Medal

    awarded for thirty consecutive days at a normal post of duty on assignment to the armies of occupation.

  • National Defense Service Medal

    National Defense Service Medal

    (Korean War), 27 June 1950 - 27 July 1954, (Vietnam War) 1 January 1961 - 14 August 1974, (Operations DESERT SHIELD/STORM) 2 August 1990 - 30 November 1995, and currently (Global War on Terrorism )11 September 2001 to (DTBD).

  • Korean Service Medal

    Korean Service Medal

    United States Armed Forces for service in Korea, 30 consecutive or 60 nonconsecutive days between June 27, 1950, and July 27, 1954.

  • Antarctica Service Medal

    Antarctica Service Medal

    Military, U.S. citizen, or resident alien of the United States, who after Jan. 1, 1946 to (DTBD), served on the Antarctic continent or in support of U.S. operations there.

  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

    Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

    U.S. military operations, after July 1, 1958, have participated in a United States military operations and encountered foreign armed opposition, or were in danger of hostile action by foreign Armed Forces.

  • Vietnam Service Medal

    Vietnam Service Medal

    service members of the Armed Forces who between July 4, 1965 and March 28, 1973.

  • Southwest Asia Service Medal

    Southwest Asia Service Medal

    served in support of Operation DESERT SHIELD or DESERT STORM between 2 August 1990 and 30 November 1995.

  • Kosovo Campaign Medal

    Kosovo Campaign Medal

    Service members must be bonafide members of a unit participating in or be engaged in direct support of the Operation for 30 consecutive days in the AOE or for 60 nonconsecutive days provided this support involves the entering the Operations AOE.

  • Afghanistan Campaign

    Afghanistan Campaign Medal

    awarded to any member of the U.S. military who has performed duty within the borders of Afghanistan (or its airspace) for a period of thirty consecutive days or sixty non-consecutive days.

  • Iraq Campaign Medal

    Iraq Campaign Medal

    awarded to any member of the U.S. military who performed duty within the borders of Iraq (or its territorial waters) for a period of thirty consecutive days or sixty non-consecutive days.

  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

    lobal War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

    recognizes those military service members who have deployed overseas in direct service to the War on Terror from September 11, 2001 to a date to be determined.

  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

    Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

    recognizes those military service members who have performed service in the War on Terror from September 11, 2001 to a date to be determined.

  • korea defense service ribbon

    Korea Defense Service Medal

    authorized for those members of the United States Armed Forces who have served duty in South Korea after the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement in support of the defense of the Republic of Korea.

  • Armed Forces Service Medal

    Armed Forces Service Medal

    awarded to personnel assigned to operations in an area designated by the (DOD).

  • Humanitarian Service Medal

    Humanitarian Service Medal

    distinguished themselves by meritorious direct participation (hands on) in a significant military act or operation of a humanitarian nature, or have rendered a service to mankind.

  • Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

    Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

    who subsequent to 31 December 1992, perform outstanding volunteer community service of a sustained, direct and consequential nature.

  • Sea Service Deployment Ribbon

    Sea Service Deployment Ribbon

    For Navy and Marine Corps personnel assigned to U.S. (including Hawaii and Alaska) homeported ships/deploying units or Fleet Marine Force (FMF) commands, 12-months accumulated sea duty or duty with FMF which includes at least one 90- consecutive day deployment.

  • Navy Arctic Service Ribbon

    Navy Arctic Service Ribbon

    awarded to officers and enlisted personnel of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps or civilian citizens, national or resident aliens of the U.S. for 28-days, consecutive or non-consecutive, above the Arctic Circle after 1 January 1982.

  • Naval Reserve Sea Service Ribbon

    Naval Reserve Sea Service Ribbon

    awarded to any member of the U.S. Navy Reserve who, while serving as a drilling reservist, completes twenty-four cumulative months of duty on board a U.S. Navy Reserve Ship.

  • Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon

    Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon

    awarded to officers and enlisted personnel of the United States Navy, United States Naval Reserve, United States Marine Corps and United States Marine Corps Reserve for 12 months consecutive or accumulated duty at overseas shore base duty station.

  • Navy Recruiting Service Ribbon

    Navy Recruiting Service Ribbon

    awarded to a service member assigned to one of the United States Navy's Major Recruiting Commands and completes a standard three year tour of duty.

  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal

    Armed Forces Reserve Medal

    is iIssued to any officer or enlisted member or former member of the Reserve Components of the Armed Forces of the United States who completes or has completed a total of 10 years of honorable satisfactory service.

  • Naval Reserve Medal

    Naval Reserve Medal

    awarded for 10 years of service in the USNR.

  • Philippine Presidential Unit Citation

    Philippine Presidential Unit Citation

    is awarded to certain units of the United States military for actions both during and subsequent to the Second World War.

  • Republic of Korea Korean War Service Medal

    Republic of Korea Korean War Service Medal

    military veterans must have served in the country of Korea, its territorial waters, or airspace within the inclusive period of 25 June 1950 - 27 July 1953.

  • Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation

    Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation

    was awarded to certain units of the U.S. military deemed to have performed exceptional service to Vietnam. Obsolete.

  • Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation

    Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation

    U.S. Armed Forces for valorous combat achievement during the Vietnam War, 1 Mar 61 to 28 Mar 73.

  • RVN Civil Actions Ribbon

    RVN Civil Actions Ribbon

    Awarded to any U.S. service member performing outstanding civic service to the South Vietnamese state or who participated in civil service actions of significant benefit.

  • United Nations Service Medal

    United Nations Service Medal

    awarded to officers and enlisted men of the armed forces of the United States who participated in the action in Korea between June 27, 1950, and July 27, 1954.

  • United Nations Medal

    United Nations Medal

    is awarded to service members who are or have been in UN service.

  • NATO Medal

    NATO Medal

    Former Republic of Yugoslavia , from 1 July 1992 - 12 October 1998.

  • Multinational Force Observer Medal

    Multinational Force Observer Medal

    awarded to personnel who have served with the MFO at least ninety (90) cumulative days after 3 August 1981. Effective 15 March 1985, personnel must serve 6 months (170 days minimum) with the MFO to qualify for the award.

  • Inter-American Defense Board Medal

    Inter-American Defense Board Medal

    awarded to any military officer, serving in a member nation of the Organization of American States, who completes a tour of service with the Inter-American Defense Board.

  • 58 Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

    Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

    Served for 6 months in South Vietnam 1 Mar 61 and 28 Mar 73; and who served a minimum of 60 calendar days in Vietnam during 29 Jan 73 to 28 Mar 73.

  • Kuwait Liberation Medal

    Kuwait Liberation Medal

    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, served in support of Operation DESERT STORM between 17 January 1991 and 28 February 1991.

  • 55 Kuwait Liberation Medal Government of Kuwait

    Kuwait Liberation Medal

    Government of Kuwait, served in support of Operation DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM between 2 August 1990 and 31 August 1993.

  • Navy Rifle Marksmanship Ribbon

    Navy Rifle Marksmanship Ribbon

    issued to service members who pass a weapons qualification course and achieve an above-average score.

  • Navy Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon

    Navy Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon

    issued to service members who pass a weapons qualification course and achieve an above-average score.

02/17/13 Added Distinguished Warfare Medal.

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