Military Medals and Ribbons Chart in Order of Precedence


    Demonstrate your dedication to duty and honor by always ensuring your military medals and ribbons are worn or displayed in the proper order. To help you maintain the correct order of precedence for your military awards, Medals of America has compiled this ribbon chart that places medals and ribbons in the proper order.


    (From left to right) Army Medal of Honor, Navy-Marine Corps-Coast Guard Medal of Honor, Air Force Medal of Honor


    Army Distinguished Service Cross

    Navy Cross

    Air Force Cross

    Defense Distinguished Service Medal


    Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal

    Silver Star Medal


    Defense Superior Service Medal

    Legion of Merit Medal


    Meritorius Service Medal

    Air Medal

    Aerial Achievement Medal

    Joint Service Commendation Medal


    Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal

    Army Commendation Medal

    Air Force Commendation Medal

    Coast Guard Commendation Medal


    Coast Guard Department of Transportation 9-11 Medal

    Joint Service Achievement Medal

    Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal

    Army Achievement Medal


    Air Force Achievement Medal


    Navy Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon

    Air Force Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon

    Coast Guard Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon

    Air Force Gallant Unit Citation Ribbon

    Joint Meritorious Unit Award Ribbon

    Army Valorous Unit Award Ribbon


    Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon

    Navy Arctic Service Ribbon

    Naval Reserve Sea Service Ribbon

    Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon



    Coast Guard Expert Pistol Shot Medal

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