Pyramid of Honor
In the U.S. military, the pyramid of honor designates the relative status of military awards.
Italics indicate awards that are for bravery not against an enemy.
|Army||Navy and Marines||Air Force|
|Medal of Honor|
|Distinguished Service Cross||Navy Cross||Air Force Cross|
|Distinguished Flying Cross with Combat V|
|Soldier's Medal||Navy and Marine Corps Medal||Airman's Medal|
|Bronze Star with Combat V|
|Air Medal with Combat V ||Air Medal with Combat V||Air Medal with Combat V|
|Army||Navy and Marines||Air Force||Joint|
|Distinguished Service Medal||Defense Distinguished Service Medal|
|Legion of Merit|
|Army Commendation Medal||Navy Commendation Medal||Air Force Commendation Medal||Joint Service Commendation Medal|
|Army Achievement Medal||Navy Achievement Medal||Air Force Achievement Medal||Joint Service Achievement Medal|
|Combat Infantry Badge, Combat Medical Badge, Close Combat Badge||Combat Action Ribbon|
- There is a different V for individual acts, and for numbers of combat missions (i.e., "strike/flight")
- While this exists in only 1 grade for U.S. personnel, there are multiple grades used in ceremonial presentations to foreign officials.