List of military decorations

This is a list of military decorations, by country in alphabetical order and in order of precedence.

Where separate pages already exist, this list links to them.

Note that there are many pages which overlap the domain of this page, including:

and those pages mentioned within:

  • Category:Military awards and decorations
  • Category:Battle honours
  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals

and other categories.

There are over 160 countries listed in Category:Orders, decorations, and medals by country.
There are over 40 countries listed in Category:Military awards and decorations by country.

A

Afghanistan

Orders, decorations, and medals of Afghanistan

Albania

Orders, decorations, and medals of Albania

Algeria

  • Honorary Spahi

Ancient Rome

Military awards and decorations of ancient Rome

Andorra

Orders, decorations, and medals of Andorra

Antigua and Barbuda

Orders, decorations, and medals of Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Orders, decorations, and medals of Argentina

Armenia

Awards and decorations of Armenia

Australia

Austria

Austria (Republic)

Austria-Hungary (Monarchy)

Military awards and decorations of Austria-Hungary

Azerbaijan

Orders, decorations, and medals of Azerbaijan

B

Baden

Orders, decorations, and medals of Baden

Bahamas

Orders, decorations, and medals of the Bahamas

Bahrain

Orders, decorations, and medals of Bahrain

Bangladesh

Medals of the Bangladesh Armed Forces

Barbados

Orders, decorations, and medals of Barbados

Belarus

Orders, decorations, and medals of Belarus

Belgium

Orders, decorations, and medals of Belgium

Belize

Orders, decorations, and medals of Belize

Benin

Orders, decorations, and medals of Benin

Bhutan

Bolivia

Orders, decorations, and medals of Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Orders, decorations, and medals of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Orders, decorations and medals of Botswana

Brazil

Orders, decorations, and medals of Brazil

British Empire

Orders, decorations, and medals of the British Empire

Brunei

Orders, decorations, and medals of Brunei

Bulgaria

Orders, decorations, and medals of Bulgaria

Burma

Orders, decorations, and medals of Burma

C

Cambodia

Orders, decorations, and medals of Cambodia

Cameroon

Orders, decorations, and medals of Cameroon

Canada

Chile

Orders, decorations, and medals of Chile

China

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of the People's Republic of China

Colombia

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Colombia

Comoros

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of the Comoros

Confederate States of America

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of the Confederate States of America

(Democratic Republic of the) Congo

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Croatia

Cuba

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Cuba

Czech Republic

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of the Czech Republic
    • Category:Military awards and decorations of the Czech Republic

Czechoslovakia

  • Medal of Merit (Czechoslovakia)

D

Denmark

Dominican Republic

E

East Timor

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of East Timor

Ecuador

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Ecuador

Egypt

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Egypt
  • Order of the Nile
  • Order of Ismail
  • Order of Ramesseses The Great
  • Order of Nasser
  • Medal of Narmer
  • Medal of The Golden Eagle
  • Order of the Bronze Eagle

El Salvador

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of El Salvador

Estonia

Ethiopia

F

Fiji

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Fiji
  • President's War Cross (PWC)
  • Cross for Gallantry (CG)
  • Medal for Gallantry (MG)
  • Distinguished Command Cross (DCC)
  • Command Medal (CM)
  • General Service Medal
  • Meritorious Service Decoration (MSD)
  • Meritorious Service Award (MSA)
  • Service Decoration (SD)
  • Service Award (SA)

Finland

France

G

Georgia (country)

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Georgia (country)

Germany

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Germany
    • Category:Military awards and decorations of Germany

Germany (Federal Republic)

German Democratic Republic (East Germany)

Germany (Third Reich)

Germany (Empire)

Ghana

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Ghana

Greece

Greenland

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Greenland

Guatemala

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Guatemala

Equatorial Guinea

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Equatorial Guinea

Guyana

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Guyana

H

Haiti

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Haiti

Hanover

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Hanover

Holy See

Hong Kong

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Hong Kong

Hungary

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Hungary
    • Category:Military awards and decorations of Hungary
  • 1848-1849-es szabadságharc érdemjel (Military award of Hungarian Revolution of 1848)
  • vitéz plaqueKnightly Order of Bravery|Vitèzi Rend (Order of Vitéz)
  • Magyar Szent Korona Rend (Order of the Hungarian Holy Crown)
  • Magyar Vitézségi Érem (Medal for Bravery)
  • Magyar Érdemrend és Érdemérem (Order of Merit, Military Class)
  • Délvidéki Emlékérem (Commemorative Medal for the Return of South Hungary)
  • Erdélyi Emlékérem (Commemorative Medal for the Liberation of North Transylvania)
  • Felvidéki Emlékérem (Commemorative Medal for the Liberation of Upper Hungary)
  • Tűzkereszt (Fire Cross)

I

Iceland

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Iceland

India

Indonesia

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Indonesia
  • Bintang Sakti (Sacred Star)
  • Bintang Dharma (Distinguished Service Star)
  • Bintang Yudha Dharma (Meritorious Service Star)
  • Bintang Kartika Eka Paksi (Army Star)
  • Bintang Jalasena (Navy Star)
  • Bintang Swabhuwana Paksa (Air Force Star)

Iraq

Ireland

Military awards and decorations of Ireland

Israel

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Israel
    • Category:Military awards and decorations of Israel

Italy

Orders, decorations, and medals of Italy

Ivory Coast

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Ivory Coast

J

Jamaica

Japan

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Japan

Jordan

K

Kazakhstan

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Kazakhstan

Kenya

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Kenya

Korea

North Korea

South Korea

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of South Korea
    • Category:Military awards and decorations of South Korea
  • The Order of Military Merit
    • Taeguk Cordon of the Order of Military Merit
    • Field Marshal Lord Eulji Cordon of the Order of Military Merit
    • Admiral of the Fleet Lord Choongmu Cordon of the Order of Military Merit
    • Hwarang Youth Military Corps Cordon of the Order of Military Merit
    • Field Marshal Lord Inheun Cordon of the Order of Military Merit

Kuwait

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Kuwait
  • Wisam al-Tahir (or Kuwait Liberation Medal)

L

Latvia

Lebanon

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Lebanon

Liberia

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Liberia

Libya

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Libya

Lithuania

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Lithuania

Luxembourg (Monarchy)

Orders, decorations, and medals of Luxembourg

M

Macau

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Macau

Madagascar

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Madagascar

Malawi

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Malawi

(Federation of) Malaya

Malaysia

Orders, decorations, and medals of Malaysia

Mali

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Mali

Malta

Mauritius

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Mauritius

Mexico

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Mexico
    • Category:Military awards and decorations of Mexico

Moldova

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Moldova

Monaco

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Monaco

Mongolia

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Mongolia

Montenegro

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Montenegro

Morocco

Mozambique

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Mozambique

N

Namibia

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Namibia
Decorations
  • Namibian Cross for Bravery in Gold
  • Order of Mukorob
  • Namibian Cross for Bravery in Silver
  • Namibian Cross for Bravery in Bronze
Campaign Medal(s)
  • Campaign Medal
Long Service Medals
  • Service Medal: 30 Years
  • Service Medal: 20 Years
  • Service Medal: 10 Years
Shooting Medal(s)
  • Namibian Champion Shot Medal

Nepal

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Nepal

Netherlands

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of the Netherlands
    • Category:Military awards and decorations of the Netherlands
Knightly military Orders
Decorations

New Zealand

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of New Zealand
    • Category:Military awards and decorations of New Zealand

Nigeria

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Nigeria

Norway

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Norway
    • Category:Military awards and decorations of Norway

O

Oman

Ottoman Empire

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of the Ottoman Empire

P

Pakistan

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Pakistan
    • Category:Military awards and decorations of Pakistan
Decorations
  • Nishan-i-Haider (NH) (1957- )
  • Order of Quaid-i-Azam (1957- )
  • Hilal-i-Jur'at (HJ) (1957- )
  • Sitara-e-NDIOF
  • Sitara-i-Jur'at (SJ) (1957- )
  • Sitara-i-Basalat (S Bt) (1957- )
  • Tamgha-i-Khidmat (TK) (1957- )
  • Tamgha-i-Jur'at (TJ) (1957- )
  • Tamgha-i-Basalat (T Bt) (1957- )
1965 War Medals
  • Sitara-e-Harb (1965 War)
  • Tamgha-e-Jang (1965 War)
1971 War Medals
  • Sitara-e-Harb (1971 War)
  • Tamgha-e-Jang (1971 War)
General Service Medals
  • General Service Medal (1957- )
Long Service Medals
Shooting Medals
  • President's Medal

Panama

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Panama

Papua New Guinea

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Papua New Guinea

Persia

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Persia

Peru

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Peru
Order of the Sun

Philippines

Awards and decorations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines

Poland

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Poland
    • Category:Military awards and decorations of Poland

Portugal

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Portugal

Puerto Rico

R

Rhodesia

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Rhodesia
    • Category:Military awards and decorations of Rhodesia

Military decorations and medals awarded during the UDI (Unilateral Declaration of Independence) period from 1965 to 1979. See also Zimbabwe.

Decorations
  • Grand Cross of Valour (GCV) (1970–1981)
  • Order of the Legion of Merit: Military Division (1970–1981)
  • Silver Cross of Rhodesia (SCR) (1970–1981)
  • Bronze Cross of Rhodesia (BCR) (1970–1981)
  • Defence Cross for Distinguished Service (DCD) (1976–1981)
  • Meritorious Conduct Medal (MCM) (1970–1981)
  • Medal for Meritorious Service (MSM) (1973–1981)
  • Defence Forces' Medal for Meritorious Service (DMM) (1971–1981)
Campaign Medals
  • Rhodesia General Service Medal (1969)
Long Service Medals
  • Exemplary Service Medal (1970–1981)
  • Medal for Territorial and Reserve Service (1970–1981)
Shooting Medals
  • President's Medal for Shooting (1970–1981)
Other Awards
  • Military Forces Commendation (emblem) (1970–1981)

Romania

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Romania
    • Category:Military awards and decorations of Romania
  • Medalia "Apăratorii independenţei" (Medal for Defense of Independence (for the War 1877-78))
  • Crucea comemorativă a războiului 1916-1918 (World War I Commemorative Cross)
  • Crucea "Trecerea Dunării" (Cross of "Danube Crossing", for the War 1877-78)
  • Cruciada împotriva comunismului (Crusade against Communism)
  • În amintirea înalţătorului avânt 1913 (Commemorative Medal for the Balkan War of 1912-1913)
  • Ordinul Mihai Viteazul (Order of Michael the Brave)
  • Ordinul Naţional "Steaua României" (National Order "Star of Romania")
  • Ordinul "Pentru Merit" (Order for Merit)
  • Medalia "Virtutea Militară" (Medal for Military Virtue)
  • Medalia Virtutea Militara de Razboi (War Medal of Military Virtue)
  • Medalia "Bărbăţie şi Credinţă" (Medal for Bravery and Loyalty)

Russian Federation

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Russia
    • Category:Military awards and decorations of Russia
Honorary titles
Orders
Medals

Rwanda

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Rwanda

S

Saint Lucia

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Saint Lucia

Samoa

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Samoa

San Marino

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of San Marino

Saudi Arabia

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Saudi Arabia
  • Nuth al-Tahrir al-Kuwait (or Medal for the Liberation of Kuwait)

Senegal

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Senegal

Serbia

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Serbia

Sierra Leone

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Sierra Leone

Slovakia

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Slovakia

Singapore

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Singapore
    • Category:Military awards and decorations of Singapore

Slovenia

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Slovenia
  • Military Medal of Honour
  • Order of General Maister
  • Order of the Slovenian Army
  • Medal of General Maister
  • Medal of the Slovenian Army
  • Medal of Courage
  • Medal for the Wounded
  • Best Soldier Award

Solomon Islands

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of the Solomon Islands

South Africa

Soviet Union

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of the Soviet Union
    • Category:Military awards and decorations of the Soviet Union

Spain

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Spain
    • Category:Military awards and decorations of Spain

Kingdom of Spain

Second Spanish Republic

  • Laureate Plate of Madrid
  • Madrid Distinction
  • Order of the Spanish Republic
  • Medal of the International Brigades
  • Medalla al Valor (Medal of Valor)
  • Medalla de la Libertad (Medal of Freedom)
  • Medalla de Sufrimientos por la Patria (Medal of the Suffering for the Fatherland)
  • Medalla de la Segunda Guerra de la Independencia (Medal of the Second War of Independence)

Reference: Segunda República (1931-1939)

Sri Lanka

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Sri Lanka
    • Category:Military awards and decorations of Sri Lanka

Suriname

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Suriname

Swaziland

Decorations
  • Umbutfo Swaziland Defence Force Medal for Distinguished Service (1980- )
  • Umbutfo Swaziland Defence Force Medal for Meritorious Service (1980- )
Long Service Medals
  • Umbutfo Swaziland Defence Force Long Service Medal (1980- )

Sweden

Orders, decorations, and medals of Sweden

Syria

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Syria

T

Taiwan (Republic of China)

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of the Republic of China

Tanzania

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Tanzania

Thailand

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Thailand
    • Category:Military awards and decorations of Thailand

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Tunisia

Turkey

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Turkey
    • Category:Military awards and decorations of Turkey

Turkmenistan

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Turkmenistan

Tuscany

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Tuscany

Two Sicilies

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of the Two Sicilies

U

Uganda

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Uganda
  • The Order of Katonga

Ukraine

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of the United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of the United Kingdom
    • Category:Military awards and decorations of the United Kingdom

United States

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of the United States
    • Category:Military awards and decorations of the United States

Uruguay

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Uruguay

V

Vanuatu

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Vanuatu

Venezuela

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Venezuela

Vietnam

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Vietnam
    • Category:Military awards and decorations of Vietnam

Vietnam

South Vietnam (former)

Orders, decorations, and medals of South Vietnam

Y

Yugoslavia

Z

Zanzibar

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of the Sultanate of Zanzibar

Zimbabwe

  • Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Zimbabwe
Decorations
  • Gold cross of Zimbabwe (GCZ) (1981- )
  • Zimbabwe Order of Merit: Military Division (1981- )
  • Liberation Decoration (LD) (1981- )
  • Silver Cross of Zimbabwe (SCZ) (1981- )
  • Bronze Cross of Zimbabwe (BCZ) (1981- )
  • Medal for Meritorious Service (MMS) (1981- )
  • Liberation Medal (1981- )
  • Commendation Medal (1981- )
Long Service Medals
  • Long and Exemplary Service Medal (1981- )
  • Efficiency Medal (1981- )
  • Service Medal (1981- )
Shooting Medals
  • President's Medal for Shooting (1981- )

See also

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