Chart of United States Military Decorations

All five branches of the United States military issue a number of medals and decorations to servicemembers to recognize various accomplishments, achievements, and service rendered. maintains a full list of all national decorations awarded by the military.

On this page, awards are in displayed in the Order of Precedence. This is the relative importance of decorations as they relate to each other, and determines the order in which they are displayed on a service ribbon rack. You can also use the links above to view lists of decorations sorted by class, type, or military branch.

List of Military Ranks List of United States Military Medals By Precedence

This list contains all decorations and awards in the military in order of precedence. These decorations can be earned members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, and Air Force.

OrderRibbonDecoration Name
1testerMedal of Honor
2testerDistinguished Service Cross
3testerNavy Cross
4testerAir Force Cross
5testerCoast Guard Cross
6testerDefense Distinguished Service Medal
7Homeland Security Distinguished Service Medal
8testerDistinguished Service Medal
(U.S. Army)
9testerNavy Distinguished Service Medal
10testerAir Force Distinguished Service Medal
11testerCoast Guard Distinguished Service Medal
12testerSilver Star
13testerDefense Superior Service Medal
14testerLegion of Merit
15testerDistinguished Flying Cross
16testerSoldier's Medal
17testerNavy and Marine Corps Medal
18testerAirman's Medal
19testerCoast Guard Medal
20testerBronze Star Medal
21testerPurple Heart
22testerDefense Meritorious Service Medal
23testerMeritorious Service Medal
24testerAir Medal
25testerAerial Achievement Medal
26testerJoint Service Commendation Medal
27testerArmy Commendation Medal
28testerNavy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
29testerAir Force Commendation Medal
30testerCoast Guard Commendation Medal
31testerJoint Service Achievement Medal
32testerArmy Achievement Medal
33testerNavy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
34testerAir Force Achievement Medal
35testerCoast Guard Achievement Medal
36testerCommandant's Letter of Commendation
37testerNavy Combat Action Ribbon
38testerCoast Guard Combat Action Ribbon
39testerAir Force Combat Action Medal
40testerArmy and Air Force Presidential Unit Citation
41testerNavy and Marine Corps Presidential Unit Citation
42testerCoast Guard Presidential Unit Citation
43testerJoint Meritorious Unit Award
44testerArmy Valorous Unit Award
45testerNavy Unit Commendation
46testerAir Force Gallant Unit Citation
47testerCoast Guard Unit Commendation
48testerArmy Meritorious Unit Commendation
49testerNavy Meritorious Unit Commendation
50testerAir Force Meritorious Unit Award
51testerCoast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation
52testerArmy Superior Unit Award
53testerAir Force Outstanding Unit Award
54testerCoast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation
55testerNavy "E" Ribbon
56testerAir Force Organizational Excellence Award
57testerCoast Guard "E" Ribbon
58testerPrisoner of War Medal
59testerArmy Good Conduct Medal
60testerNavy Good Conduct Medal
61testerAir Force Good Conduct Medal
62testerMarine Corps Good Conduct Medal
63testerCoast Guard Good Conduct Medal
64testerCombat Readiness Medal
(Air Force)
65testerOutstanding Airman of the Year Ribbon
66testerCoast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year Ribbon
67testerAir Force Recognition Ribbon
68testerArmy Reserve Components Achievement Medal
69Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal
70testerAir Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal
71testerSelected Marine Corps Reserve Medal
72testerCoast Guard Reserve Good Conduct Medal
73testerArmed Forces Reserve Medal
74testerNavy Expeditionary Medal
75testerMarine Corps Expeditionary Medal
76testerArmy of Occupation Medal
77testerNavy Occupation Service Medal
78testerNational Defense Service Medal
79testerGlobal War on Terrorism Service Medal
80testerKorea Defense Service Medal
81testerArmed Forces Service Medal
82testerHumanitarian Service Medal
83testerOutstanding Volunteer Service Medal
84testerAntarctica Service Medal
85testerCoast Guard Arctic Service Medal
86testerAir and Space Campaign Medal
87testerNuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
88testerArmed Forces Expeditionary Medal
89testerVietnam Service Medal
90testerSouthwest Asia Service Medal
91testerKosovo Campaign Medal
92testerAfghanistan Campaign Medal
93testerIraq Campaign Medal
94testerInherent Resolve Campaign Medal
95testerGlobal War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
96testerNavy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
97testerCoast Guard Sea Service Ribbon
98testerArmy Sea Duty Ribbon
99testerNaval Reserve Sea Service Ribbon
100testerAir Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon
101testerNavy Arctic Service Ribbon
102testerNavy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon
103testerCoast Guard Overseas Service Ribbon
104testerAir Force Overseas Short Tour Service Ribbon
105testerAir Force Overseas Long Tour Service Ribbon
106testerArmy Overseas Service Ribbon
107testerArmy Reserve Overseas Training Ribbon
108testerCoast Guard Restricted Duty Ribbon
109testerCoast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon
110testerAir Force Special Duty Ribbon
111testerAir Force Longevity Service Award
112testerNavy Recruiting Service Ribbon
113testerAir Force Recruiter Ribbon
114testerMarine Corps Recruiting Ribbon
115testerCoast Guard Recruiting Service Ribbon
116testerAir Force Military Training Instructor Ribbon
117testerNavy Recruit Training Service Ribbon
118testerMarine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon
119testerMarine Corps Combat Instructor Ribbon
120testerNavy Ceremonial Guard Ribbon
121testerMarine Corps Security Guard Ribbon
122testerArmy NCO Professional Development Ribbon
123testerAir Force NCO PME Graduate Ribbon
124testerAir Force Basic Military Training Honor Graduate Ribbon
125testerCoast Guard Basic Training Honor Graduate Ribbon
126testerNavy Basic Military Training Honor Graduate Ribbon
127testerArmy Service Ribbon
128testerAir Force Training Ribbon
129testerAir Force Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
130testerCoast Guard Distinguished Marksman Award
131testerCoast Guard Silver Rifle Excellence-in-Competition Award
132testerCoast Guard Bronze Rifle Excellence-in-Competition Award
133testerNavy Expert Rifleman Medal
134testerCoast Guard Expert Rifleman Medal
135testerNavy Rifle Marksmanship Ribbon with Sharpshooter Device
136testerCoast Guard Rifle Marksmanship Ribbon with Sharpshooter Device
137testerNavy Rifle Marksmanship Ribbon
138testerCoast Guard Rifle Marksmanship Ribbon
139testerCoast Guard Distinguished Pistol Shot Award
140testerCoast Guard Silver Pistol Excellence-in-Competition Award
141testerCoast Guard Bronze Pistol Excellence-in-Competition Award
142testerNavy Expert Pistol Shot Award
143testerCoast Guard Expert Pistol Shot Award
144testerNavy Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon with Sharpshooter Device
145testerCoast Guard Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon with Sharpshooter Device
146testerNavy Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon
147testerCoast Guard Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon
148testerUnited Nations Medal
149testerMultinational Force and Observers Medal
150testerInter-American Defense Board Medal
151testerNATO Medal
152testerNATO Medal
153testerNATO Medal
154testerKuwait Liberation Medal
155testerKuwait Liberation Medal
(Saudi Arabia)
156Aeronautical Merit Cross
157The Honour Cross
158testerKhalifiyyeh Order of Bahrain
159Military Merit Order
(United Arab Emirates)
160testerOrder of the Crown of Thailand
161Order of the Date Palm
162testerOrder of May
163testerOrder of Merit
164testerOrder of Merit of the Italian Republic
165testerOrder of National Security Merit
166testerOrder of the Rising Sun
167testerOrder of the Southern Cross
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