Order of Distinction
|Order of Distinction|
|Officer's badge of the order|
|Awarded by Jamaica|
|Motto||Distinction Through Service|
|Eligibility||Distinguished citizens of Jamaica and other countries|
|Awarded for||Outstanding and important services to Jamaica|
|Chancellor||Governor-General of Jamaica|
|Grades (w/ post-nominals)||Commander (CD)
|Next (higher)||Order of Jamaica|
|Next (lower)||Badge of Honour|
|Ribbon of the order|
The Order of Distinction is an award in the Jamaican honours system. It is the sixth in order of precedence of the Orders of Societies of Honour, which were instituted by an Act of Parliament (The National Honours and Awards Act) in 1968. The Motto of the Order is "Distinction Through Service".
The Order of Distinction is conferred upon citizens of Jamaica who have rendered outstanding and important service to Jamaica, or to distinguished citizens of a country other than Jamaica. The former are made Members of the Order, and the latter Honorary Members.
The Order has two ranks: the higher class of Commander, and the lower class of Officer. Commanders take place and precedence immediately after Members and Honorary Members of the Order of Jamaica. A Member or Honorary Member may be promoted from the rank of Officer to that of Commander.
Commanders of the Order of Distinction are entitled to use the post-nominal letters CD in the case of Members, or CD (Hon.) in the case of Honorary Members.
Officers of the Order of Distinction are entitled to use the post-nominal letters OD in the case of Members, or OD (Hon.) in the case of Honorary Members.
- Ernest Ranglin
- Prince Buster
- Alton Ellis
- Ken Boothe
- Jah Jerry Haynes
- Lloyd Brevett
- Lennie Hibbert
- Olive Lewin
- Burning Spear
- Coxsone Dodd
- Millie Small
- Bob Andy
- Sonny Bradshaw
- Dennis Brown
- Tommy Cowan
- Byron Lee
- Lee "Scratch" Perry
- Duke Reid
- Order of Distinction Office of the Prime Minister.