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Personal Decorations.
(Listed in order of precedence.)
Medal of Honor Navy Cross Defense Distinguished Service Medal Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star Medal Defense Superior Service Medal Legion of Merit Distinguished Flying Cross
Navy and Marine Corps Medal Bronze Star Medal Purple Heart Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal Air Medal Joint Service Commendation Medal Navy Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal Navy Achievement Medal Combat Action Ribbon (no medal authorized)


Navy Unit Awards
(In order of precedence and worn after all personal decorations)
(No medals authorized.)
Presidential Unit Citation Joint Meritorious Unit Award Navy Unit Commendation Meritorious Unit Commendation
Navy ´E´ Ribbon


U.S. Nonmilitary Decorations
(Not in order of precedence, nonmilitary decorations are worn after all unit awards).
Presidential Medal of Freedom National Security Medal National Sciences Medal Life Saving Medals (Gold and Silver
Medal of Merit National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal National Intelligence Medal of Achievement Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Award
Navy Award for Distinguished Achievement in Science President\'s Distinguished Federal Civilian Service Medal Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Medal Navy Distinguished Public Service Award
NASA Distinguished Service Medal NASA Flight Medal NASA Medal for Exceptional Bravery NASA Medal for Exceptional Service
Merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal Merchant Marine Meritorious Service Medal Merchant Marine Mariners Medal Selective Service Distinguished Service Award
Selective Service Exceptional Service Award Selective Service Meritorious Service Award Congressional Space Medal of Honor United States Public Health Achievement Medal


Campaign and Service Awards
(In order of precedence and worn after all U.S. nonmilitary decorations.)
Prisoner of War Medal Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal (formerly the Organized Marine Corps Reserve Medal) Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal
China Service Medal American Defense Service Medal American Campaign Medal European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal World War II Victory Medal Navy Occupation Service Medal Medal for Humane Action
National Defense Service Medal Korean Service Medal Antarctica Service Medal Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (GOTEM)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal (GOTSM) MARADMIN 129/04 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 (no medal authorized)
Navy Arctic Service Ribbon Overseas Service Ribbon (no medal authorized) Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon Drill Instructor Ribbon (no medal authorized)
Marine Security Guard Ribbon (no medal authorized) Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon (no medal authorized) Armed Forces Reserve Medal Marine Corps Reserve Ribbon (no medal authorized)


Nonmilitary Service Awards.
(In order of precedence and worn after all campaign and service awards)
Merchant Marine Gallant Ship Unit Citation Merchant Marine Defense Bar Merchant Marine Combat Bar Merchant Marine War Zone Bars (worn in order earned)
(1) Atlantic War Zone
(2) Mediterranean-Middle East War Zone
(3) Pacific War Zone
Merchant Marine World War II Victory Medal Merchant Marine Korean Service Bar Merchant Marine Vietnam Service Bar


Foreign Unit Awards.
(In order of precedence and worn after all foreign personal decorations.)
Philippine Presidential Unit Citation (no medal authorized) Korean Presidential Unit Citation (no medal authorized) Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation (no medal authorized) Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation Gallantry Cross Color (no medal authorized)
Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation Civil Actions Color (no medal authorized)


Non-U.S. Service Awards.
(In order of precedence and worn after all foreign unit awards.)
Philippine Defense Ribbon (no medal authorized) Philippine Liberation Ribbon (no medal authorized) Philippine Independence Ribbon (no medal authorized) United Nations Service Medal
United Nations Medal NATO Medal Multinational Force and Observers Medal Inter-American Defense Board Medal


Foreign Service Awards.
Listed below in order of precedence are the only foreign service awards authorized for wear on the Marine Corps uniform without individual legislative authority. These awards are worn after all non-U.S. service awards.
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal Kuwait Liberation Medal Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia) Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)
Republic of Korea War Service Medal




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