Precision Medals

Precision Medals

Air Force Ribbon Award Charts

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

Air Force 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

Joint Service Achievement Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal

Combat Action Medal

Presidential Unit Citation

Gallant Unit Citation

Joint Meritorious Unit Award

Meritorious Unit Award

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

Air Force Organizational Excellence Award

Prisoner of War Medal

Combat Readiness Medal

Air Force Good Conduct

Air Force Reserve Forces MSM

Air Force Recognition Ribbon

American Defense Medal

Women’s Air Corps Medal

American Campaign Medal

European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal

Outstanding Airman of the Year

Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal

World War II Victory Medal

Army Occupation Medal

Medal for Humane Action

National Defense Medal

Korean Service Medal

Antarctica 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

Korea Defense Service Medal

Armed Forces Service Medal

Humanitarian Service Medal

Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

Air Force Overseas Short Tour

Air Force Overseas Long Tour

Air Force Expeditionary Ribbon

Air Force Longevity Ribbon

Air Force Basic Military Training Instructor Ribbon

Air Force Recruiter Ribbon

Armed Forces Reserve Medal

NCO PME Graduate

Basic Training Honor Grad

Small Arms Expert Ribbon

Air Force Training Ribbon

Philippine Defense Medal

Philippine Liberation Medal

Philippine Independence Medal

Philippine Presidential Unit Citation

Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation

Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation

Vietnam Cross of Gallantry

Vietnam Civil Action 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

Korean War Service Medal
Precision Medals