Military Decorations by Type

This is a list of all decorations awarded by the military. These awards are sorted by type. Click on a type to see a list of associated decorations.

Military decoration types are used to idenity sets of decorations that are earned by specific actions or services.


List of Military Ranks United States Military Decoration Type Navigation

List of Military Ranks United States Military Decoration Type Medal of Honor

There is one Medal of Honor decoration. It is a part of the Personal Decoration class. This decoration type can be awarded to members of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy.

RibbonDecorationMedal
testerMedal of Honortester
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List of Military Ranks United States Military Decoration Type Service Cross Medal

There are four Service Cross Medal decorations. They are a part of the Personal Decoration class. This decoration type can be awarded to members of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy.

RibbonDecorationMedal
testerDistinguished Service Cross
(Army)
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testerNavy Crosstester
testerAir Force Crosstester
testerCoast Guard Crosstester
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List of Military Ranks United States Military Decoration Type Non-Combat Heroism Medal

There are six Non-Combat Heroism Medal decorations. They are a part of the Personal Decoration class. This decoration type can be awarded to members of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy.

RibbonDecorationMedal
testerSoldier's Medaltester
testerNavy and Marine Corps Medaltester
testerAirman's Medaltester
testerCoast Guard Medaltester
testerBronze Star Medaltester
testerPurple Hearttester
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List of Military Ranks United States Military Decoration Type Meritorious Service Medal

There are four Meritorious Service Medal decorations. They are a part of the Personal Decoration class. This decoration type can be awarded to members of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy.

RibbonDecorationMedal
testerDefense Meritorious Service Medaltester
testerMeritorious Service Medaltester
testerAir Medaltester
testerAerial Achievement Medaltester
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List of Military Ranks United States Military Decoration Type Commendation Medal

There are five Commendation Medal decorations. They are a part of the Personal Decoration class. This decoration type can be awarded to members of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy.

RibbonDecorationMedal
testerJoint Service Commendation Medaltester
testerArmy Commendation Medaltester
testerNavy and Marine Corps Commendation Medaltester
testerAir Force Commendation Medaltester
testerCoast Guard Commendation Medaltester
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List of Military Ranks United States Military Decoration Type Achievement Medal

There are six Achievement Medal decorations. They are a part of the Personal Decoration class. This decoration type can be awarded to members of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy.

RibbonDecorationMedal
testerJoint Service Achievement Medaltester
testerArmy Achievement Medaltester
testerNavy and Marine Corps Achievement Medaltester
testerAir Force Achievement Medaltester
testerCoast Guard Achievement Medaltester
testerCommandant's Letter of Commendation
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List of Military Ranks United States Military Decoration Type Combat Action Ribbon

There are three Combat Action Ribbon decorations. They are a part of the Personal Decoration class. This decoration type can be awarded to members of the Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy.

RibbonDecorationMedal
testerNavy Combat Action Ribbon
testerCoast Guard Combat Action Ribbon
testerAir Force Combat Action Medaltester
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List of Military Ranks United States Military Decoration Type Meritorious Unit Commendation

There are seven Meritorious Unit Commendation decorations. They are a part of the Unit Award class. This decoration type can be awarded to members of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy.

RibbonDecorationMedal
testerArmy Meritorious Unit Commendation
testerNavy Meritorious Unit Commendation
testerAir Force Meritorious Unit Award
testerCoast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation
testerArmy Superior Unit Award
testerAir Force Outstanding Unit Award
testerCoast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation
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List of Military Ranks United States Military Decoration Type Efficiency Award

There are three Efficiency Award decorations. They are a part of the Unit Award class. This decoration type can be awarded to members of the Air Force, Coast Guard and Navy.

RibbonDecorationMedal
testerNavy "E" Ribbon
testerAir Force Organizational Excellence Award
testerCoast Guard "E" Ribbon
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List of Military Ranks United States Military Decoration Type Prisoner of War Medal

There is one Prisoner of War Medal decoration. It is a part of the Service Award class. This decoration type can be awarded to members of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy.

RibbonDecorationMedal
testerPrisoner of War Medal
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List of Military Ranks United States Military Decoration Type Reserve Medal

There are six Reserve Medal decorations. They are a part of the Service Award class. This decoration type can be awarded to members of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy.

RibbonDecorationMedal
testerArmy Reserve Components Achievement Medaltester
Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medaltester
testerAir Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medaltester
testerSelected Marine Corps Reserve Medaltester
testerCoast Guard Reserve Good Conduct Medaltester
testerArmed Forces Reserve Medaltester
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List of Military Ranks United States Military Decoration Type Expeditionary Medal

There are two Expeditionary Medal decorations. They are a part of the Service Award class. This decoration type can be awarded to members of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy.

RibbonDecorationMedal
testerNavy Expeditionary Medaltester
testerMarine Corps Expeditionary Medaltester
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List of Military Ranks United States Military Decoration Type Occupation Medal

There are two Occupation Medal decorations. They are a part of the Service Award class. This decoration type can be awarded to members of the Army, Marines and Navy.

RibbonDecorationMedal
testerArmy of Occupation Medaltester
testerNavy Occupation Service Medaltester
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List of Military Ranks United States Military Decoration Type General Service Medal

There are six General Service Medal decorations. They are a part of the Service Award class. This decoration type can be awarded to members of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy.

RibbonDecorationMedal
testerNational Defense Service Medaltester
testerGlobal War on Terrorism Service Medaltester
testerKorea Defense Service Medaltester
testerArmed Forces Service Medaltester
testerHumanitarian Service Medaltester
testerOutstanding Volunteer Service Medaltester
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List of Military Ranks United States Military Decoration Type Special Service Medal

There are four Special Service Medal decorations. They are a part of the Service Award class. This decoration type can be awarded to members of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy.

RibbonDecorationMedal
testerAntarctica Service Medaltester
testerCoast Guard Arctic Service Medaltester
testerAir and Space Campaign Medaltester
testerNuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medaltester
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List of Military Ranks United States Military Decoration Type Campaign Medal

There are eight Campaign Medal decorations. They are a part of the Service Award class. This decoration type can be awarded to members of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy.

RibbonDecorationMedal
testerArmed Forces Expeditionary Medaltester
testerVietnam Service Medaltester
testerSouthwest Asia Service Medaltester
testerKosovo Campaign Medaltester
testerAfghanistan Campaign Medaltester
testerIraq Campaign Medaltester
testerInherent Resolve Campaign Medaltester
testerGlobal War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medaltester
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List of Military Ranks United States Military Decoration Type Recruiting Service Ribbon

There are four Recruiting Service Ribbon decorations. They are a part of the Service Award class. This decoration type can be awarded to members of the Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy.

RibbonDecorationMedal
testerNavy Recruiting Service Ribbon
testerAir Force Recruiter Ribbon
testerMarine Corps Recruiting Ribbon
testerCoast Guard Recruiting Service Ribbon
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List of Military Ranks United States Military Decoration Type Training Service Ribbon

There are four Training Service Ribbon decorations. They are a part of the Service Award class. This decoration type can be awarded to members of the Air Force, Marines and Navy.

RibbonDecorationMedal
testerAir Force Military Training Instructor Ribbon
testerNavy Recruit Training Service Ribbon
testerMarine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon
testerMarine Corps Combat Instructor Ribbon
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List of Military Ranks United States Military Decoration Type Guard Ribbon

There are two Guard Ribbon decorations. They are a part of the Service Award class. This decoration type can be awarded to members of the Marines and Navy.

RibbonDecorationMedal
testerNavy Ceremonial Guard Ribbon
testerMarine Corps Security Guard Ribbon
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List of Military Ranks United States Military Decoration Type Marksmanship Award

There is one Marksmanship Award decoration. It is a part of the Marksmanship Award class. This decoration type can be awarded to members of the Air Force.

RibbonDecorationMedal
testerAir Force Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
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List of Military Ranks United States Military Decoration Type International Award

There are eight International Award decorations. They are a part of the International Award class. This decoration type can be awarded to members of the Air Force, Army, Marines and Navy.

RibbonDecorationMedal
testerUnited Nations Medaltester
testerMultinational Force and Observers Medaltester
testerInter-American Defense Board Medaltester
testerNATO Medal
(Yugoslavia)
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testerNATO Medal
(Kosovo)
tester
testerNATO Medal
(Macedonia)
tester
testerKuwait Liberation Medal
(Kuwait)
tester
testerKuwait Liberation Medal
(Saudi Arabia)
tester
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