Army Medals and Ribbons Chart

Army Medals and Ribbons Chart

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Army Military Medals And Ribbon Chart in Order of Precedence

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Army Medal of Honor 1862 to 1896 design Army Medal fo Honor 1896 to 1904 design Army Medal of Honor 190 to 1944 design Build Your Military MedalsArmy Staff Sergeant in full uniform
Medal of Honor (Army)
"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of one’s own life, above and beyond the call of duty, in action involving actual conflict with an opposing armed force"
Army Medal of Honor
(1862-1896)
Army Medal of Honor
(1896-1904)
Army Medal of Honor
(1904-1944)
 
Army Medal of Honor 1944 to present

The Army Medal of Honor was first awarded in 1862 and redesigned in 1904 and patented by the War Department to keep the integrity of the medal.


The present medal is a five-pointed golden star, lays over a green enameled laurel wreath. The center of the star depicts Minerva, the Roman Goddess strategic warfare, encircled by the words: "United States of America."

The back of the medal is inscribed, “The Congress to”, with a place for the recipient’s name. The medal hangs from a bar inscribed: “Valor”, which is held by an American Eagle with laurel leaves, representing peace, in its right talon and arrows, representing war, in its left. The eagle is fastened to a light blue silk pad embroidered with 13 stars.


Army Medal of Honor
(1944 to present)
 
Army Distinguished Service Cross Medal Navy Cross Medal Air Force Cross Medal Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Distinguished Service Cross Navy Cross Air Force Cross Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Army Distinguished Service Medal Navy and Marine Distinguished Service Medal Air Force Distinguished Service Medal Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal
Army Distinguished Service Medal Navy Distinguished Service Medal Air Force Distinguished Service Medal Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star Medal Defense Superior Service Medal Legion of Merit Medal Distinguished Flying Cross Medal
Silver Star Defense Superior Service Medal Legion of Merit Distinguished Flying Cross
Soldier's Medal Navy and Marine Corps Medal Airman's Medal Coast Guard Medal
Soldier's Medal Navy and Marine Corps Medal Airman's Medal Coast Guard Medal
Bronze Star Medal Purple Star Medal Defense Meritorious Service Medal Meritorious Service Medal
Bronze Star Medal Purple Heart Medal Defense Meritorious Service Medal Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal Aerial Achievement Medal Joint Service Commendation Medal Army Commendation Medal
Air Medal Aerial Achievement Medal Joint Service Commendation Medal Army Commendation Medal
Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal Air Force Commendation Medal Coast Guard Commendation Medal Joint Service Achievement Medal
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal Air Force Commendation Medal Coast Guard Commendation Medal Joint Service Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal Air Force Achievement Medal Coast Guard Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal Air Force Achievement Medal Coast Guard Achievement Medal
       
Coast Guard Commandant's Letter of Commendation Ribbon Air Force Combat Action Medal Army Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon Air Force Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon
USCG Commandant Letter of Commendation Ribbon
Combat Action Ribbon
Navy Combat Action Ribbon Army Presidential Unit Citation Air Force Presidential Unit Citation
Coast Guard Combat Action Ribbon Navy and Marine Corps Presidential Unit Citation Coast Guard Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon with Hurricane Device
Coast Guard Combat Action Ribbon Air Force Combat Action Medal Navy Presidential Unit Citation Coast Guard Presidential Unit Citation
       
Air Force Gallant Unit Citation Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon Air Force Meritorious Unit Award Ribbon
Air Force Gallant Unit Citation Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation Air Force Meritorious Unit Award
Army Valorous Unit Citation Ribbon Air Force Organizational Excellence Award Ribbon Joint Meritorious Unit Award Ribbon Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Ribbon
Army Valorous Unit Award Air Force Organizational Excellence Award Joint Meritorious Unit Award Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Army Meritorious Unit Citation Department of Transportation Outstanding Unit Ribbon Navy unit Commendation Ribbon Army Superior Unit Award Ribbon
Army Meritorious Unit Citation Department of Transportation Outstanding Unit Award Navy Unit Commendation Army Superior Unit Award
       
Coast Guard Unit Commendation Ribbon Prisoner of War Medal Air Force Combat Readiness Medal Army Good Conduct Medal
Coast Guard Unit Commendation
Coast Guard Unit Commendation Ribbon
Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation
Navy
Navy "E" Ribbon
Coast Guard
Coast Guard "E" Ribbon
Coast Guard Bicentennial Unit Ribbon
Coast Guard Bicentennial Unit Commendation Prisoner of War Medal Combat Readiness Medal Army Good Conduct Medal
       
Navy Good Conduct Medal Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal Air Force Good Conduct Medal Coast Guard C
Navy Good Conduct Medal Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal Air Force Good Conduct Medal Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal / Army National Guard Achievement Medal Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal
       
Coast Guard Reserve Good Conduct Medal Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year Ribbon Air Force Outstanding Airmen of the Year Ribbon Navy Expeditionary Medal
Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year Ribbon Outstanding Airman of the Year Ribbon
Fleet Marine Force Ribbon Air Force Recognition Ribbon
Coast Guard Reserve Good Conduct Medal Navy Fleet Marine Force Ribbon (Obsolete) Air Force Recognition Ribbon Navy Expeditionary Medal
       
Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal China Service Medal American Defense Service Medal Women's Army Corps Medal
Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal China Service Medal American Defense Service Medal Women's Army Corps Service Medal
American Campaign Medal Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal Europe Africa Middle East Medal World War II Victory Medal
American Campaign Medal Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal World War II Victory Medal
Army Occupation Medal Navy Occupation Medal Medal for Humane Action National Defense Service Medal
Army of Occupation Medal Navy Occupation Service Medal Medal for Humane Action National Defense Service Medall
Korean Service Medal Antarctica Service Medal Coast Guard Arctic Service Medal Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Korean Service Medal Antarctica Service Medal Arctic Service Medal Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Vietnam Service Medal Southwest Asia Service Medal NATO Kosovo Medal Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Vietnam Service Medal Southwest Asia Service Medal Kosovo Campaign Medal Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal Global War on Terror Service Medal Korean Defense Service Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Korean Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal Humanitarian Service Medal Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
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Navy Reserve Sea Service Ribbon
Navy Recruiting Ribbon
Navy Recruiting Service Ribbon
Armed Forces Service Medal Humanitarian Service Medal Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
       
Navy Ceremonial Guard Ribbon Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon Air and Space Campaign Medal
Navy Ceremonial Guard Ribbon Navy Marine Corps Overseas Service Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon
Marine  Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon Navy Recruit Training Service Ribbon Marine Corps Security Guard Ribbon
Marine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon Navy Recruit Training Service Ribbon Marine Security Guard Ribbon
Navy Arctic Service Ribbon  
Navy Arctic Service Ribbon Air and Space Campaign Medal
       
Air Force Overseas Service Short Tour Ribbon Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon Department of Transportation 9/11 Ribbon Coast Guard Basic Training Honor Graduate Ribbon
Air Force Overseas Ribbon Short Tour Air Force Longevity Service Award Transportation 9-11 Ribbon Coast Guard Basic Training Honor Graduate Ribbon
Air Force Overseas Service Long Tour Ribbon Air Force Recruiter Ribbon Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon Army Sea Service Ribbon
Air Force Overseas Ribbon Long Tour Air Force Recruiter Ribbon Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon Army Sea Duty Ribbon
Air Force Expeditionary Ribbon with the frame \Air Force Military Training Instructor Ribbon Coast Guard Restricted Duty Ribbon Coast Guard Sea Service Ribbon
Air Force Military Training Instructor Ribbon Coast Guard Restricted Duty Ribbon Coast Guard Sea Service Ribbon
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon w/Frame
       
Coast Guard Overseas Service Ribbon Armed Forces Reserve Medal Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon
Coast Guard Overseas Service Ribbon Army N.C.O. Professional Development Ribbon
Coast Guard Recruiting Ribbon Army Service Ribbon
Army Service Ribbon
Coast Guard Recruiting Service Ribbon Armed Forces Reserve Medal
     
Army Overseas Service Ribbon Navy Reserve Medal Marine Corps Reserve Ribbon Air Force NCO Professional Military Education Graduate Ribbon
Army Overseas Service Ribbon Marine Corps Reserve Ribbon (Obsolete) Air Force N.C.O. Professional Military Education Graduate Ribbon
Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon Air force Basic Military Training Honor Graduate Air Force Small Arms Expert Ribbon
Air Force Basic Military Training Honor Graduate Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon
Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon Naval Reserve Medal (Obsolete) Air Force Training Ribbon Air Force Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
       
French Croix De Guerre Medal Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Device Vietnam Honor Medal Vietnam Civic Action 1st Class Medal
Croix de Guerre Gallantry Cross Armed Forces Honor Medal Civil Actions Medal
Philippine President Unit Citation Ribbon Republic of Vietnam Action Honor Unit Citation with Palm Device Philippine Defense Medal Philippine Liberation Medal
Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation
Korean Presidential Unit Citation Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm Device
Korean Republic Presidential Unit Citation Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Republic of Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation  
Republic of Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation Philippine Defense Medal Philippine Liberation Medal
       
Philippine Liberation Liberation Medal United Nations Service Medal United Nations Medal Kosovo Medal
Philippine Indepedence Medal United Nations Service Medal Korea United Nations Medal NATO Kosovo Medal
Article 5 NATO Medal NATO Kosovo Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal Saudi Arabian Liberation of Kuwait
Article 5 NATO Medal Non-Article 5 NATO Medal Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal Saudi Arabian Medal for the Liberation of Kuwait
Kuwait Liberation of Kuwait Korean War Service Medal  
Kuwati Medal for the Liberation of Kuwait Republic of Korea War Service Medal
 
 
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