Navy Ribbon Checker – Order of Precedence for Medals and Ribbons

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).

You can also take a look at the Navy Ribbon Checker to evaluate placement of Joint and other service ribbons and medals according to Navy Precedence.

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