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The following display represents the correct order of precedence for medals and/or ribbons most likely to be worn today on Navy and Marine Corps uniforms.

Additional information on the proper display, placement or additional devices can be found in SECNAVINST 1650.1G, Navy & Marine Corps Awards Manual, Department of Defense Manual 1348.33-M, Manual of Military Decorations and Awards, the Navy Uniform Regulations, and Marine Corps Order (MCO) P1020.34F - MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS.

Click on the graphic of the ribbon below for more detailed information.


Medal of Honor
Navy Cross
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legon of Merit
Distinguished Flying Cross
Navy and Marine Corps Medal
Bronze Star
Purple Heart
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal
Joint Services Commendation Medal
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
Joint Services Achievement Medal
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
Combat Action Ribbon
Presidential Unit Citation
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Navy Unit Commendation Award
Meritorious Unit Commendation Award
Navy "E" Ribbon
Prisoner of War Medal
Navy and Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal
Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal
Fleet Marine Force Ribbon
Navy and Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal
American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Service Medal
European - African - Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
Asian - Pacific Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal
Navy Occupation Service Medal
Medal for Humane Action
National Defense Service Medal
Korean Service Medal
Antartica Service Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
Navy Artic Service Ribbon
Naval Reserve Sea Service Ribbon
Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon
Navy/Marine Corps Recruiting Service Ribbon
Marine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon
Marine Security Guard Ribbon
Navy Recruit Service Training Ribbon
Kosovo Campaign Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
Naval Reserve Medal
Philippine Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Philippine Defense Medal
Philippine Liberation Medal
Philippine Independence Medal
United Nations Service Medal
United Nations Medal
Republic of Vietnam Campagn Medal
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)
Expert Rifleman Medal
Expert Pistol Medal



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