Order of Air Merit
|Order of Air Merit
Orden del Mérito Aéreo
|Type||Three division military merit order with four classes|
|Eligibility||Members of the Air Force of the Dominican Republic.|
|Awarded for||Extraordinary services and merit.|
|Motto||Courage and Loyalty|
|Established||3 August 1952|
|Next (higher)||Order of Military Merit|
|Next (lower)||Order of Police Merit|
Ribbon bar for combat division
Ribbon bar for long service division
Ribbon bar for other services division
The Order is in three divisions:
- Awarded for combat or war service. Displayed on a red ribbon
- Awarded for long and faithful service. Displayed on a blue ribbon
- Awarded for other service. Displayed on a white ribbon
Within each division, the award is made in one of four classes:
- First Class: to General Officers.
- Second Class: to Superior Officers.
- Third Class: to Junior Officers.
- Fourth Class: to Non-Commissioned Officers.
The motto of the order is Courage and Loyalty.
The person awarded with this honour should be added the post-nominal M. A. (Mérito Aéreo, Spanish for Air Merit) after his or her full name, in all the official papers and documents.
- "Orden Presencial" (in Spanish). Marina.mil.do. Retrieved 2012-01-05.
- "Medals of the Dominican Republic", Jeffrey B. Floyd, International Electronic Phaleristic Encyclopedia, 16 October 1997
- Law number 3351 of the year 1952 that created the Order of Air Merit
- Art. 16 of the Law number 3351 of the year 1952.