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Order of Military Merit

Background

The Order of Military Merit recognizes distinctive merit and exceptional service displayed by the men and women of the Canadian Forces, both Regular and Reserve. Many have demonstrated dedication and devotion beyond the call of duty, and the Order honours them for their commitment to Canada.

Levels

Commander

Post-nominal: C.M.M.

Recognizes: outstanding meritorious service and demonstrated leadership in duties of great responsibility

Order of Military Merit, Commander

Officer

Post-nominal: O.M.M.

Recognizes: outstanding meritorious service in duties of responsibility

Order of Military Merit, Officer

Member

Post-nominal: M.M.M.

Recognizes: exceptional service or performance of duty


Order of Military Merit, Member

Wearing: As prescribed in the protocol for Wearing of Orders, Decorations and Medals (http://www.gg.ca/honours/pdf/wearing_e.pdf)

Description

The badge of the Order is a blue-enamelled, straight-end cross (four arms, narrow at the centre, wider at the ends) with an annulus in red surmounted by St. Edward’s Crown. The annulus bears the inscription MERIT.MÉRITE.CANADA.

The insignia is worn around the neck, suspended from a blue ribbon, 1.5 inches wide, with gold edges (0.1875). The lapel badge, a blue cross with a red maple leaf centre, is worn on the undress ribbon. Elevations within the order are indicated by the wearing of the lapel badge of the current and previous levels on a single ribbon.

LEVEL
Edging
Annulus Lettering
Maple Leaf Centre
Commander
gold
gold
red
Officer
gold
gold
gold
Member
silver
silver
silver

Quick Facts

Sovereign of the Order: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Chancellor and a Commander: Governor General
Principal Commander: Chief of the Defence Staff
Established: July 1, 1972

Related Information

For more information, please see the Department of National Defence Web site for Canadian Forces Honours and Awards: http://www.forces.gc.ca/hr/dhr-ddhr/eng/home_e.asp

Updated: 2009-04-30
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