Navy Awards Precedence Chart

 

The following display represents the correct order of precedence for medals and/or ribbons most likely to be worn today on the Navy uniform. Additional information on the proper display, placement or additional devices is found in SECNAVINST 1650.1 series and the U.S. Navy Uniform Regulations (NAVPERS 15665J).‚Äč

 

 Medal of Honor

Navy Cross

Defense
Distinguished Service Medal

Distinguished
Service Medal

 

 

 

 

Silver Star

Defense Superior
Service Medal

Legion of Merit

Distinguished
Flying Cross

 

 

 

 

Navy/Marine
Corps Medal

Bronze Star

Purple Heart 

Defense
Meritorious Service Medal

  

 

 

 

Meritorious
Service Medal

Air Medal

Joint Service
Commendation Medal

Navy/Marine
Corps Commendation Medal

 

 

 

 

 Joint Service
Achievement Medal

Navy/Marine
Corps Achievement Medal

Combat Action
Ribbon

Presidential
Unit Citation

 

 

 

 

 

Joint Meritorious
Unit Award 

Navy Unit 
Commendation

Meritorious
Unit Commendation

Navy "E" Ribbon

 

 

 

 

POW Medal

Good Conduct
Medal

Navy Reserve
Meritorious Service Medal

Navy Fleet
Marine Force Ribbon

 

 

 

 

 Navy Expeditionary 
Medal

National Defense
Service Medal

Korean Service 
Medal 

Antarctica
Service Medal

 

 

 

 

 

Armed Forces
Expeditionary Medal

Vietnam
Service Medal

Southwest Asia
Service Medal

Kosovo
Campaign Medal

 

 

 

 

 Afghanistan
Campaign Medal

Iraq
Campaign Medal

Global War on
Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on
Terrorism Service Medal

 

 

 

 

Korea Defense
Service Medal

Armed Forces
Service Medal

Humanitarian
Service Medal

Military Outstanding
Volunteer Service Medal

 

 

 

 

Sea Service
Deployment Ribbon

Navy Arctic
Service Ribbon

Navy Reserve
Sea Service Ribbon

Navy/Marine Corps
 Overseas Service Ribbon

 

 

 

 

 Navy Recruiting
Service Ribbon 

Navy Recruit
Training Service Medal

Navy Ceremonial
Guard Service Ribbon

Navy Basic Military
Training Honor Graduate Ribbon

 

 

 

 

Armed Forces
Reserve Medal

Navy Reserve
Medal

Philippine
Presidential Unit Citation

Republic of Korea
Presidential Unit Citation

 

 

 

 

Republic of Vietnam 
Presidential Unit Citation

Republic of Vietnam 
Gallantry Cross Unit Citation

Republic of Vietnam 
Meritorious Unit Citation Action

United Nations 
Service Medal 

 

 

 

 

United Nations
 Medal

NATO Medal

Multinational Force
and Observers Medal

Inter American
Defense Board Medal

 

 

 

 

Republic of Vietnam 
Campaign Medal w/ 1960's Device

Kuwait Liberation
Medal (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)

Kuwait Liberation
Medal (Kuwait)

Rifle
Marksmanship Ribbon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pistol
Marksmanship Ribbon

 

 

 

 

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