Military Award Precedence Chart

Military Ribbons & Medals Order of Precedence


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  1. Army Distinguished Service Cross

    Army Distinguished Service Cross

  2. Navy Cross

    Navy Cross

  3. Air Force Cross

    Air Force Cross

  4. Coast Guard Auxiliary Distinguished Service Ribbon

    Coast Guard Auxiliary Distinguished Service Ribbon

  5. Department of Defense Distinguished Service

    Department of Defense Distinguished Service

  6. Army Distinguished Service

    Army Distinguished Service

  7. Navy Distinguished Service

    Navy Distinguished Service

  8. Air Force Distinguished Service

    Air Force Distinguished Service

  9. Coast Guard Distinguished Service

    Coast Guard Distinguished Service

  10. Silver Star

    Silver Star

  11. Defense Superior Service

    Defense Superior Service

  12. Surgeon General's Medallion

    Surgeon General's Medallion

  13. Legion of Merit Officer

    Legion of Merit Officer

  14. Legion of Merit

    Legion of Merit

  15. Distinguished Flying Cross

    Distinguished Flying Cross

  16. Army Soldiers - Heroism

    Army Soldiers - Heroism

  17. Navy and Marine Corps

    Navy & Marine Corps

  18. Airmans

    Airmans

  19. Coast Guard Medal for Heroism

    Coast Guard Medal for Heroism

  20. Bronze Star

    Bronze Star

  21. Purple Heart

    Purple Heart

  22. Defense Meritorious Service

    Defense Meritorious Service

  23. Meritorious Service

    Meritorious Service

  24. Air

    Air

  25. Air Force Aerial Achievement

    Air Force Aerial Achievement

  26. Civilian Aerial Achievement

    Civilian Aerial Achievement

  27. Joint Service Commendation

    Joint Service Commendation

  28. Army Commendation

    Army Commendation

  29. Navy and Marine Corps Commendation

    Navy & Marine Corps Commendation

  30. Air Force Commendation

    Air Force Commendation

  31. Coast Guard Commendation

    Coast Guard Commendation

  32. Joint Service Achievement

    Joint Service Achievement

  33. Army Achievement

    Army Achievement

  34. Navy and Marine Corps Achievement

    Navy & Marine Corps Achievement

  35. Air Force Achievement

    Air Force Achievement

  36. Coast Guard Achievement

    Coast Guard Achievement

  37. Combat Action

    Combat Action

  38. Air Force Combat Action

    Air Force Combat Action

  39. Commandants Letter of Commendation

    Commandants Letter of Commendation

  40. Coast Guard Combat Action

    Coast Guard Combat Action

  41. Army Presidential Unit Citation

    Army Presidential Unit Citation

  42. Air Force Presidential Unit Citation

    Air Force Presidential Unit Citation

  43. Navy Presidential Unit Citation

    Navy Presidential Unit Citation

  44. Coast Guard Presidential Unit Citation

    Coast Guard Presidential Unit Citation

  45. Joint Meritorious Unit Award with NAVY/AF/MC/CG Frame

    Joint Meritorious Unit Award with NAVY/AF/MC/CG Frame

  46. Army Valorous Unit Citation Award

    Army Valorous Unit Citation Award

  47. Navy Unit Commendation

    Navy Unit Commendation

  48. Gallant Unit Citation

    Gallant Unit Citation

  49. Coast Guard Unit Commendation

    Coast Guard Unit Commendation

  50. Army Meritorious Unit Citation

    Army Meritorious Unit Citation

  51. Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation

    Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation

  52. Air Force Meritorious Unit Award

    Air Force Meritorious Unit Award

  53. Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation

    Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation

  54. Army Superior Unit Award

    Army Superior Unit Award

  55. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

    Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

  56. Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation

    Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation

  57. Navy E

    Navy E

  58. Air Force Organizational Excellence Award

    Air Force Organizational Excellence Award

  59. Coast Guard E

    Coast Guard E

  60. Coast Guard Bicentennial Unit Commendation

    Coast Guard Bicentennial Unit Commendation

  61. Surgeon General's Exemplary Service

    Surgeon General's Exemplary Service

  62. Gold Lifesaving

    Gold Lifesaving

  63. Silver Lifesaving

    Silver Lifesaving

  64. Prisoner of War

    Prisoner of War

  65. Army Good Conduct

    Army Good Conduct

  66. Navy Good Conduct

    Navy Good Conduct

  67. Navy Good Conduct WWII

    Navy Good Conduct WWII

  68. Marine Corps Good Conduct

    Marine Corps Good Conduct

  69. Marine Corps Good Conduct WWII

    Marine Corps Good Conduct WWII

  70. Air Force Good Conduct

    Air Force Good Conduct

  71. Coast Guard Good Conduct

    Coast Guard Good Conduct

  72. Army Reserve Components Achievement

    Army Reserve Components Achievement

  73. Army National Guard Components Achievement

    Army National Guard Components Achievement

  74. Naval Reserve Meritorious Service

    Naval Reserve Meritorious Service

  75. Selected Marine Corps Reserve

    Selected Marine Corps Reserve

  76. Air Reserve Meritorious Service

    Air Reserve Meritorious Service

  77. Coast Guard Reserve Good Conduct

    Coast Guard Reserve Good Conduct

  78. Fleet Marine Force

    Fleet Marine Force

  79. Outstanding Airman of the Year

    Outstanding Airman of the Year

  80. Air Force Recognition

    Air Force Recognition

  81. Navy Expeditionary

    Navy Expeditionary

  82. Marine Corps Expeditionary

    Marine Corps Expeditionary

  83. Yangtze Service

    Yangtze Service

  84. Navy China Service

    Navy China Service

  85. Marine Corps China Service

    Marine Corps China Service

  86. Mexican Service

    Mexican Service

  87. World War I Victory

    World War I Victory

  88. World War I Occupation

    World War I Occupation

  89. American Defense

    American Defense

  90. Womens Army Corps Service

    Womens Army Corps Service

  91. American Campaign

    American Campaign

  92. Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal - WWII

    Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal - WWII

  93. European - African - Middle Eastern Campaign

    European - African - Middle Eastern Campaign

  94. World War II (WWII) Victory

    World War II (WWII) Victory

  95. World War II (WWII) Occupation Army

    World War II (WWII) Occupation

  96. Medal for Humane Action

    Medal for Humane Action

  97. National Defense Service

    National Defense Service

  98. Korean Service

    Korean Service

  99. Antarctica Service

    Antarctica Service

  100. Coast Guard Arctic Service

    Coast Guard Arctic Service

  101. Armed Forces Expeditionary

    Armed Forces Expeditionary

  102. Vietnam Service

    Vietnam Service

  103. Southwest Asia Service

    Southwest Asia Service

  104. Kosovo Campaign

    Kosovo Campaign

  105. Afghanistan Campaign

    Afghanistan Campaign

  106. Iraq Campaign

    Iraq Campaign

  107. Inherent Resolve Campaign

    Inherent Resolve Campaign

  108. Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary

    Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary

  109. Global War on Terrorism Service

    Global War on Terrorism Service

  110. Korea Defense Service

    Korea Defense Service

  111. Armed Forces Service

    Armed Forces Service

  112. Humanitarian Service

    Humanitarian Service

  113. Outstanding Volunteer Service

    Outstanding Volunteer Service

  114. Army Sea Duty

    Army Sea Duty

  115. Air and Space Campaign

    Air and Space Campaign

  116. Air Force Nuclear Deterrence Operations Medal

    Air Force Nuclear Deterrence Operations Medal

  117. Armed Forces Reserve Army

    Armed Forces Reserve

  118. Army NCO Professional Development

    Army NCO Professional Development

  119. Army Service

    Army Service

  120. Army Overseas Service

    Army Overseas Service

  121. Army Reserve Components Overseas Training

    Army Reserve Components Overseas Training

  122. Coast Guard Special Operations Service

    Coast Guard Special Operations Service

  123. Combat Readiness

    Combat Readiness

  124. Navy Sea Service Deployment

    Navy Sea Service Deployment

  125. Navy Arctic Service

    Navy Arctic Service

  126. Naval Reserve Sea Service

    Naval Reserve Sea Service

  127. Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service

    Navy & Marine Corps Overseas Service

  128. Coast Guard Overseas Service

    Coast Guard Overseas Service

  129. Air Force Overseas Short Tour

    Air Force Overseas Short Tour

  130. Air Force Overseas Long Tour

    Air Force Overseas Long Tour

  131. Air Force Expeditionary Service Gold Frame

    Air Force Expeditionary Service Gold Frame

  132. Air Force Expeditionary Service

    Air Force Expeditionary Service

  133. Coast Guard Sea Service

    Coast Guard Sea Service

  134. Coast Guard Restricted Duty

    Coast Guard Restricted Duty

  135. Military Training Instructor

    Military Training Instructor

  136. Basic Training Honor Graduate (Coast Guard)

    Basic Training Honor Graduate (Coast Guard)

  137. Navy Recruiting Service

    Navy Recruiting Service

  138. Marine Corps Recruiting

    Marine Corps Recruiting

  139. Coast Guard Recruiting Service

    Coast Guard Recruiting Service

  140. Air Force Longevity Service Award

    Air Force Longevity Service Award

  141. Air Force Special Duty

    Air Force Special Duty

  142. Air Force Recruiting

    Air Force Recruiting

  143. Navy Recruit Training Service

    Navy Recruit Training Service

  144. Marine Corps Drill Instructor

    Marine Corps Drill Instructor

  145. Navy Ceremonial Guard

    Navy Ceremonial Guard

  146. Marine Corps Security Guard

    Marine Corps Security Guard

  147. Marine Corps Combat Instructor

    Marine Corps Combat Instructor

  148. Navy Reserve

    Navy Reserve

  149. Marine Corps Reserve Service

    Marine Corps Reserve Service

  150. Air Force NCO Professional Military Education Graduate

    Air Force NCO Professional Military Education Graduate

  151. Basic Military Training Honor Graduate (Air Force)

    Basic Military Training Honor Graduate (Air Force)

  152. Air Force Training

    Air Force Training

  153. Merchant Marine Combat Bar

    Merchant Marine Combat Bar

  154. Merchant Marine Defense

    Merchant Marine Defense

  155. Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year Ribbon

    Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year Ribbon

  156. Merchant Marine Atlantic War Zone

    Merchant Marine Atlantic War Zone

  157. Merchant Marine Pacific War Zone

    Merchant Marine Pacific War Zone

  158. Merchant Marine Mediterranean-Middle East War Zone

    Merchant Marine Mediterranean-Middle East War Zone

  159. Merchant Marine World War II Victory

    Merchant Marine World War II Victory

  160. Merchant Marine Korean Service

    Merchant Marine Korean Service

  161. Merchant Marine Vietnam Service

    Merchant Marine Vietnam Service

  162. Merchant Marine Expeditionary

    Merchant Marine Expeditionary

  163. Republic of Vietnam (RVN) National Order Medal 5th Class

    Republic of Vietnam (RVN) National Order Medal 5th Class

  164. French Croix De Guerre Medal - WWII

    French Croix De Guerre Medal - WWII

  165. Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Special Service

    Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Special Service

  166. Belgian Croix de Guerre

    Belgian Croix de Guerre

  167. Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Gallantry Cross Medal w/ Palm

    Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Gallantry Cross Medal w/ Palm

  168. Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Gallantry Cross Medal w/ Gold Star

    Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Gallantry Cross Medal w/ Gold Star

  169. Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Gallantry Cross Medal w/ Silver Star

    Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Gallantry Cross Medal w/ Silver Star

  170. Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Gallantry Cross Medal w/ Bronze Star

    Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Gallantry Cross Medal w/ Bronze Star

  171. Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Navy Gallantry Cross w/ Anchor

    Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Navy Gallantry Cross w/ Anchor

  172. Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Lifesaving

    Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Lifesaving

  173. Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Wound

    Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Wound

  174. Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Armed Forces Honor Medal 1C

    Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Armed Forces Honor Medal 1C

  175. Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Armed Forces Honor Medal 2C

    Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Armed Forces Honor Medal 2C

  176. Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Staff Service 1C

    Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Staff Service 1C

  177. Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Staff Service 2C

    Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Staff Service 2C

  178. Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Tech Service 1C

    Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Tech Service 1C

  179. Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Tech Service 2C

    Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Tech Service 2C

  180. Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Training Service 1C

    Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Training Service 1C

  181. Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Training Service 2C

    Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Training Service 2C

  182. Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Civil Action 1C

    Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Civil Action 1C

  183. Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Civil Action 2C

    Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Civil Action 2C

  184. Philippine Presidential Unit Citation with Navy Frame

    Philippine Presidential Unit Citation

  185. Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation with Navy Frame

    Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation

  186. Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Presidential Unit Citation - AF/N/MC/CG Frame

    Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Presidential Unit Citation

  187. Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Gallantry Cross Unit Citation - AF/N/MC/CG Frame

    Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Gallantry Cross Unit Citation

  188. Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Civil Action 1C Palm Unit Citation - AF/N/MC/CG Frame

    Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Civil Action 1C Palm Unit Citation

  189. Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Civil Action 2C Palm Unit Citation - AF/N/MC/CG Frame

    Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Civil Action 2C Palm Unit Citation

  190. Philippine Defense - World War II

    Philippine Defense - World War II

  191. Philippine Liberation - World War II

    Philippine Liberation - World War II

  192. Philippine Independence

    Philippine Independence

  193. United Nations (UN) Korean Service

    United Nations (UN) Korean Service

  194. United Nations

    United Nations

  195. United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR)

    United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR)

  196. United Nations Advance Mission in Cambodia Medal

    United Nations Advance Mission in Cambodia Medal

  197. United Nations Operation in Somalia (UNOSOM)

    United Nations Operation in Somalia (UNOSOM)

  198. United Nations Mission in Haiti

    United Nations Mission in Haiti

  199. NATO

    NATO

  200. NATO Kosovo

    NATO Kosovo

  201. NATO Non-Article 5 Medal for the Balkans

    NATO Non-Article 5 Medal for the Balkans

  202. NATO ISAF (International Security Assistance Force)

    NATO ISAF (International Security Assistance Force)

  203. NATO NTM-IRAQ (NATO Training Mission Iraq)

    NATO Training Mission Iraq

  204. NATO Article 5 Active Endeavour

    NATO Article 5 Active Endeavour

  205. Multi-National Forces and Observers

    Multi-National Forces and Observers

  206. Inter-American Defense Board

    Inter-American Defense Board

  207. Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Campaign

    Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Campaign

  208. Saudi Arabian for the Liberation of Kuwait

    Saudi Arabian for the Liberation of Kuwait

  209. Kuwait Liberation of Kuwait

    Kuwait Liberation of Kuwait

  210. Republic of Korea (ROK) Korean War Service

    Republic of Korea (ROK) Korean War Service

  211. Small Arms Expert Marksmanship

    Small Arms Expert Marksmanship

  212. Navy Expert Rifleman

    Navy Expert Rifleman

  213. Coast Guard Expert Rifle

    Coast Guard Expert Rifle

  214. Navy Expert Pistol

    Navy Expert Pistol

  215. Coast Guard Expert Pistol Shot

    Coast Guard Expert Pistol Shot