Order of Faithful Service

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Order of Faithful Service
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Badge, star, and sash of the Order of Faithful Service, Grand Cross (present version)
Awarded by The King of the Romanians
(1932 - 1947)
The President of Romania
(since 2000)
Country  Romania
Type Multiple grades civil and military national order (listed from lowest to highest):
Knight (Cavaler), Officer (Ofițer), Commodore (Comandor), Grand Officer (Mare Ofițer), and Grand Cross (Mare Cruce)
Eligibility (1) Civil, military; (2) military units; (3) foreign citizens
Awarded for (1) Exceptional civil and military services to the Romanian State and the Romanian people; (2) For special acts in time of peace or for heroic acts in time of war; (3) For contributing to the development of the friendship relations with Romania, or for other exceptional services to the Romanian State and the Romanian People
Status Currently awarded
Statistics
Established 1932
reestablished 2000
Precedence
Next (higher) Order of Ferdinand I (1932 - 1947)
Ordinul Național "Steaua României" (since 2000)
Equivalent Vulture of Romania (since 2000)
Next (lower) Ordinul Național "Steaua României" (1932 - 1947)
Ordinul național "Pentru Merit" (since 2000)
Related Cross of Faithful Service
Medal of Faithful Service
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The ribbon (peacetime)

The Order of Faithful Service (Romanian: Ordinul Național "Serviciul Credincios") is an honorific order of Romania. Originally it was established as the Medal of Faithful Service in 1878, during the reign of king Carol I. In 1906 the Cross of Faithful Service was added to the existing medal, as a superior class. During the reign of King Carol II, in 1932, the Order was established with four ranks: grand cross, grand officer, commodore, and officer. Between 1940 and 1948, only the medal was awarded. It was discontinued by the communist authorities in 1948, along all the other Romanian decorations.[1] It was re-instituted on 31 March 2000, alongside the Cross and Medal of Faithful Service. It differs from the 1932 version in the number of ranks, an order of knight (the lowest) being added. Is awarded for special services to Romania. It is also awarded to foreign people.

Ranks[edit]

The order is awarded to three classes (Civil, Military - Peacetime & Military - Wartime) and is composed of 5 levels:

  • Grand Cross
  • Grand Officer
  • Commander
  • Officer
  • Knight

There is also a Cross of Faithful Service (Romanian: Crucea Națională "Serviciul Credincios") and a Medal of Faithful Service (Romanian: Medalia Națională "Serviciul Credincios").

Insignia[edit]

The ribbon (for civilians and peacetime military) of the order is light blue with a white central stripe : Order of Faithful Service (Romania) - ribbon bar.gif

Notable recipients[edit]

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