Precision Medals

Precision Medals

Air Force Medals Awards Chart

This chart shows all Air Force authorized awards in proper precedence. You might see slight precedence differences between the various branches. Certain branches put awards in the sequence they were earned where as another branch puts them in the sequence of when they were authorized. If you have any questions feel free to ask us for clarification.

Medal of Honor

Air Force Cross

Defense Distinguished Service Medal

Distinguished Service Medal

Silver Star

Defence Superior Service Medal

Legion of Merit Medal

Distinguished Flying Cross

Airman’s Medal

Bronze Star Medal

Purple Heart

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal

Air Medal

Aerial Achievement Medal

Joint Service Commendation Medal


Air Force Commendation Medal

Joint Service Achievement Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal

Prisoner of War Medal

Combat Readiness Medal

Air Force Good Conduct

Air Reserve Meritorious Service Medal

American Defense Medal

American Campaign Medal

European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal

Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal

World War II Victory Medal

Medal for Humane Action

National Defense Medal

Korean Service 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 Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Korean Defense Service Medal

Armed Forces Service Medal

Humanitarian Service Medal

Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

Armed Forces Reserve Medal

Vietnam Cross of Gallantry

Vietnam Civil Action Medal

Philippine Defense Medal

Philippine Liberation Medal

Philippine Independence Medal

United Nations Service Medal

United Nations Medal


NATO Kosovo

Multinational Force and Observers Medal

Inter-American Defense Board Medal

Vietnam Campaign Medal

Kuwait Liberation Medal-Saudi Arabia

Kuwait Liberation Medal-Kuwait

Precision Medals