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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 1650.1F and the U.S. Navy Uniform Regulations (NAVPERS 1566.5G).

         

 Medal of Honor

 Navy Cross

 Defense Distinguished Service Medal

 Distinguished Service Medal

 Medal of Honor

Navy Cross

Defense Distinguished Service Medal

Distinguished Service Medal

Silver Star

Defense Superior Service Medal

Legion of Merit

Distinguished Flying Cross

Silver Star

Defense Superior Service Medal

Legion of Merit

Distinguished Flying Cross

Navy/Marine Corps Medal 

Bronze Star 

 Purple Heart

 Defense Meritorious Service Medal

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

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 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

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

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 

 

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 

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 Service Medal 

 Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

 

Afghanistan Campaign Medal

Iraq Campaign Medal

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Service Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Korea Defense Service Medal

Armed Forces Service Medal

Humanitarian Service Medal

Military Outstanding Volunteer 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 

Sea Service Deployment Ribbon

Navy Arctic Service Ribbon

Navy Reserve Sea Service Ribbon

Navy/Marine Corps Overseas

Navy Recruiting Service Ribbon 

 Navy Recruit Training Service Medal

 Navy Ceremonial Guard Service Ribbon

Armed Forces Reserve Medal 

 Navy Recrutiing Service Ribbon 

Navy Recruit Training Service Medal

Navy Ceremonial Guard Service Ribbon 

Armed Forces Reserve Medal

 Navy Reserve Medal

 Philippine Presidential Unit Citation

 Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation

Republic of Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation

 

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

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

 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 Medal

 Pistol Marksmanship Medal

Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)

Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)

Rifle Marksmanship Medal

Pistol Marksmanship Medal

 

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