US Military Medals by Order of Precedence
The Medal of Honor is the highest military award for valor in combat given to the armed forces of the United States.
Pictured below are the three tiers of additional medals awarded for valor to members of all branches of U.S. Military Service. They are listed in order of their precedence, with the most distinguished awards at the top of the order.
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Distinguished Service Cross
There are three forms of this award.
- Army and Army Air Corps
- Navy Cross
- Air Force Cross
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
All Branches of Service
Distinguished Service Medal
There are four forms of this award.
- Air Force
- Navy and Marines
- Coast Guard