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U.S. Military Medals By Order of Precedence

Below are the medals awarded to members of all branches of U.S. Military Service in order of their precedence (below the Medal of Honor which is covered in a separate display).  Each image is hyperlinked to a quick-loading page with larger graphic images of the medal, the accompanying ribbon and associated devices, and some basic information on the award itself.  After linking to a page from within the site, close the window displaying the individual medal information to return to this page.

  Army Navy Marine
Corps
Coast
Guard
Air
Force

Distinguished Service Cross

Navy Cross

Air Force Cross

Army Distinguished Service Cross Navy Cross Air Force Cross

Defense Distinguished
     Service Medal
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
  Transportation Distinguished Service Medal       Transportation Distinguished Service Medal  

Distinguished Service Medal Distinguished Service Medal (Army) Distinguished Service Medal (Navy & Marines) Distinguished Service Medal (Coast Guard) Distinguished Service Medal (Air Force)

Silver Star Silver Star Medal
 
D.O.T. Secretary's Award Outstanding Achievement       DOT Secretary's Award for Outstanding Achievement  

Defense Superior
     Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal

Legion of Merit Legion of Merit

Distinguished
     Flying  Cross
Distinguished Flying Cross

Soldiers Medal
Navy & Marine Corps Medal
Coast Guard Medal
Airman's Medal
Soldier's Medal (Army) Navy and Marine Corps Medal Coast Guard Medal Airman's Medal
Gold Lifesaving Medal     Gold Lifesaving Medal  

Bronze Star Medal Bronze Star Medal

Purple Heart Purple Heart

Defense Meritorious
     Service Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious
     Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal

Air Medal Air Medal
 

Coast Guard Silver Lifesaving Medal

Aerial Achievement Medal

      Silver Lifesaving Medal Aerial Achievement Medal
D.O.T. Secretary's Award for Meritorious Achievement       DOT Secretary's Award for Meritorious Achievement  

Joint Service
     Commendation Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal

Army Commendation Medal
Navy  (Marine) Commendation Medal
Coast Guard Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal Navy (Marine Corps) Commendation Coast Guard Commendation Air Force Commendation
D.O.T. Award for Superior Achievement     DOT Award for Superior Achievement  

Joint Service

     Achievement Medal

Joint Service Achievement

Army Achievement Medal
Navy (Marine) Achievement Medal
Coast Guard Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal Navy (Marine Corps) Achievement Medal Coast Guard Achievement Medal Air Force Achievement Medal

     CG Commandant Letter of Commendation       CG Commandant Letter of Commendation  
      Combat Action Ribbon   Combat Action Ribbon  
     Presidential Unit Citation   Presidential Unit Citation Air Force Presidential Unit Citation
     Joint Meritorious Unit Award   Joint Meritorious Unit Award
     Navy Unit Commendation
      D.O.T. Outstanding Unit Award
      Coast Guart Unit Commendation
  Navy Unit Commendation DOT Outstanding Unit Award

Coast Guard Unit Commendation

 
     Meritorious Unit Commendation
      Coast Guard Meritorious  Unit
      Coast Guard Meritorious Team
      Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
  Meritorious Unit Commendation Coast Guard Meritorious Unit

Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
     Navy "E" Ribbon
      Coast Guard "E" Ribbon
      A. F. Organizational Excellence Award
  Navy (Marines) "E" Ribbon Coast Guard "E" Ribbon Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
      C.G. Bicentennial Unit Commendation       Coast Guard Bicentennial Unit Commendation  

POW Medal Prisoner Of War Medal
 
Combat Readiness Medal         Combat Readiness Medal

Good Conduct Medals Army Good Conduct Medal Navy Good Conduct Medal Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal Air Force Good Conduct Medal

Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal
Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal
Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal
Coast Guard Reserve Good Conduct Medal
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal Coast Guard Reserve Good Conduct Medal Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal
     Navy Fleet Marine Force Service Ribbon   Navy Fleet Marine Force Service Medal      

Navy Expeditionary Medal

Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal

  Navy Expeditionary Medal Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal Navy Expeditionary Medal  
China Service Medal   China Service Medal  

 

    Outstanding Airman of the Year Ribbon   Outstanding Airman of the Year Award
     Air Force  Recognition Ribbon   Air Force Recognition Ribbon

American Defense Service Medal American Defense Service Medal
Women's Army Corps Service Medal Women's Army Corps Service Medal       Women's Army Corps Service Medal
American Campaign Medal American Campaign Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal

  NOTE:   The order of precedence on the Asiatic-Pacific and the Europe-Africa-ME Campaign medals is reversed for members of the Navy, Marines & Coast Guard.

Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Europe-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal Europe-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal
U.S. Antarctic Expeditionary Medal   US Antarctic Expeditionary Medal  

Army of Occupation Medal

Navy Occupation Service Medal

Army of Occupation Medal Navy Occupation Service Medal Army of Occupation Medal

Medal for Humane Action Medal for Humane Action

National Defense Service Medal National Defense Service Medal

Korean Service Medal Korean Service Medal

Antarctica Service Medal Antarctica Service Medal

Coast Guard Arctic Service Medal       Coast Guard Arctic Service Medal  

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

Vietnam Service Medal Vietnam Service Medal

Southwest Asia Service Medal Southwest Asia Service Medal

Armed Forces Service Medal Armed Forces Service Medal

Humanitarian Service Medal Humanitarian Service Medal

Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

     Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
     Coast Guard Special Operations Service
      Air Force Overseas Ribbon-Short
  Sea Service Deployment Ribbon Coast Guard Special Operations Service Air Force Overseas Ribbon - Short
     Navy Arctic Service Ribbon
     Coast Guard Sea Service
  Navy Arctic Service Ribbon Coast Guard Sea Service Ribbon  
     Naval Reserve Sea Service Ribbon
     Coast Guard Restricted Duty
     Air Force Overseas Ribbon-Long
  Naval Reserve Sea Service Ribbon   Coast Guard Restricted Duty Air Force Overseas Ribbon - Long
     Navy & Marine Corps Overseas Service
     CG Basic Training Honor Graduate 
  Navy & Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon Coast Guard Basic Training Honor Graduate  
     Navy Recruiting Service Ribbon
     Marine Corps Recruiting
     Coast Guard Recruiting 
     Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon
  Navy Recruiting Service Ribbon Marine Corps Recruiting Coast Guard Recruiting Air Force Longevity Award

Armed Forces Reserve Medal Armed Forces Reserve Medal

NCO Professional Development Ribbon
Naval Reserve Medal
AF NCO Professional Military Education
NCO Professional Development Ribbon Naval Reserve Medal   Naval Reserve Medal Air Force NCO Professional Military Education
Army Service Ribbon
Basic Military Training Honor Graduate
Army Service Ribbon   Basic Military Training Honor Graduate
Overseas Service Ribbon
AF Small Arms Expert Marksmanship
Overseas Service Ribbon   AF Small Arms Expert Marksmanship
Reserve Components Training Ribbon
Marine Corps Reserve Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon
Reserve Components Training Ribbon   Marine Corps Reserve Ribbon   Air Force Training Ribbon

Foreign Decoration Foreign Decoration (Army) Foreign Decoration (Navy) Foreign Decoration (Marines and Coast Guard)  

Philippine Presidential Unit Citation Philippine Presidential Unit Citation  
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation  
Republic of Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation Republic of Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation  
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation RVN Gallantry Cross Unit Citation  
Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation RVN Civil Actions Unit Citation  

Philippine Defense Ribbon Philippine Defense Ribbon
Philippine Liberation Ribbon Philippine Liberation Ribbon
Philippine Independence Ribbon Philippine Independence Ribbon

Air Force Foreign Decoration
Philippine Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation
  Air Force Foreign Decoration
AF Philippine Presidential Unit Citation
AF Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
AF  RVN Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
AF  RVN Civil Action Unit Citation
   

United Nations Service Medal
  (Korea)
United Nations Service Medal (Korea)

Inter-American Defense Board Medal Inter-American Defense Board Medal        
United Nations Medal United Nations Medal

NATO Medal NATO Medal

Multi-National Force & Observers Medal Multi-National Force & Observers Medal

Inter-American Defense Board Medal Army Award goes above the UN Medal Inter-American Defense Board Medal

Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)

Kuwait Liberation Medal
     (Saudi Arabia)
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Kuwait Liberation Medal
     (Kuait)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Emirate of Kuwait)

Navy Distinguished Marksman Badge   Navy Distinguished Marksman Badge      
Navy Distinguished Pistol Shot   Navy Distinguished Pistol Shot      
Navy Distinguished Marksman & Pistol Shot   Navy Distinguished Marksman & Pistol Shot Badge      
Navy Rifle Marksman
Coast Guard Rifle Marksmanship Ribbon
  Navy Rifle Marksmanship   Coast Guard Rifle Marksmanship Ribbon  
Navy Pistol Marksman
Coast Guard Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon
  Navy Pistol Marksmanship   Coast Guard Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon  
Army unit citations are worn separately from other awards.  Click on the Presidential Unit Citation at right to access a separate page for the Army display. Air Force Presidential Unit Citation        

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