List of orders, decorations and medals of the Republic of China

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This is a list of orders, decorations and medals of the Republic of China. This list is sorted in order of precedence of the highest grade of each award on a full military dress. The Honour Sabre is a special case and is listed separately under Military orders, as per its official classification by the Ministry of National Defense.

Military orders[edit]

Name Grades Awarded for Ribbon bar Instituted[1]
Order of National Glory
國光勳章
1 (Grand Cordon)[2] Distinguished contributions to national defense Order of National Glory with Grand Cordon ribbon.png 8 November 1937
Order of Blue Sky and White Sun
青天白日勳章
1 (Grand Cordon)[2] Outstanding contributions to national defense Order of Blue Sky and White Sun with Grand Cordon ribbon.png 15 May 1929
Order of the Sacred Tripod
寶鼎勳章
1 (Special Grand Cordon) Repelling foreign invasion or quelling internal unrest Order of Precious Tripod with Special Grand Cordon ribbon.png 15 May 1929
2 (Grand Cordon) Order of Precious Tripod with Grand Cordon ribbon.png
3 (Red Grand Cordon)[3] Order of Precious Tripod with Red Grand Cordon ribbon.png
4 (Special Cravat)[4] Order of Precious Tripod with Special Cravat ribbon.png
5 (Cravat)[4] Order of Precious Tripod with Cravat ribbon.png
6 (Special Rosette) Order of Precious Tripod with Special Rosette ribbon.png
7 (Rosette) Order of Precious Tripod with Rosette ribbon.png
8 (Special Ribbon) Order of Precious Tripod with Special Ribbon ribbon.png
9 (Ribbon) Order of Precious Tripod with Ribbon ribbon.png
Order of Loyalty and Valour
忠勇勳章
1 (Ribbon) Bravery in combat Order of Loyalty and Valour ribbon.png 23 September 1944
Order of the Cloud and Banner
雲麾勳章
1 (Special Grand Cordon) Contributions to the nation or quelling internal unrest Order of Resplendent Banner with Special Grand Cordon ribbon.png 15 June 1935
2 (Grand Cordon) Order of Resplendent Banner with Grand Cordon ribbon.png
3 (Yellow Grand Cordon)[3] Order of Resplendent Banner with Yellow Grand Cordon ribbon.png
4 (Special Cravat)[4] Order of Resplendent Banner with Special Cravat ribbon.png
5 (Cravat)[4] Order of Resplendent Banner with Cravat ribbon.png
6 (Special Rosette) Order of Resplendent Banner with Special Rosette ribbon.png
7 (Rosette) Order of Resplendent Banner with Rosette ribbon.png
8 (Special Ribbon) Order of Resplendent Banner with Special Ribbon ribbon.png
9 (Ribbon) Order of Resplendent Banner with Ribbon ribbon.png
Order of Loyalty and Diligence
忠勤勳章
1 (Ribbon) 10 years' service in the military and meeting academic criteria Order of Loyalty and Diligence ribbon.png 23 September 1944
Order of Grand Community
大同勳章
1 (Ribbon) Significant contributions to the Air Force in battle or in its construction Order of Grand Community ribbon.png 14 June 1945
Order of Cosmic Diagram
河圖勳章
1 (Ribbon) Bravery in combat with 1,800 hours of flight time or 600 missions in the Air Force Order of Cosmic Diagram ribbon.png 14 June 1945
Order of Book of Nature
洛書勳章
1 (Ribbon) Bravery in combat with 1,500 hours of flight time or 500 missions in the Air Force Order of Book of Nature ribbon.png 14 June 1945
Order of Sublime Commencement
乾元勳章
1 (Ribbon) Bravery in combat with 1,200 hours of flight time or 400 missions in the Air Force Order of Sublime Commencement ribbon.png 14 June 1945
Order of Renaissance and Honour
復興榮譽勳章
1 (Ribbon) 9 kills, 900 hours of flight time or 300 missions in the Air Force Order of Renaissance and Honour, First Class ribbon.png 3 December 1937
2 (Ribbon) 6 kills, 750 hours of flight time or 250 missions in the Air Force Order of Renaissance and Honour, Second Class ribbon.png
3 (Ribbon) 3 kills, 600 hours of flight time or 200 missions in the Air Force Order of Renaissance and Honour, Third Class ribbon.png
Order of Victory of Resistance against Aggression
抗戰勝利勳章
1 (Ribbon) Contributions to the Chinese nation during the Second Sino-Japanese War Order of Victory of Resistance against Aggression ribbon.png 10 October 1945
Order in Commemoration of the Tenth Anniversary of the Oath-taking of the National Revolutionary Army
國民革命軍誓師十週年紀念勳章
1 (Ribbon) Officers who hold the rank of Major General or above and who have commanded a Division-level unit or above, and took the oath to unify the country in 1926, Guangdong. Order in Commemoration of the Tenth Anniversary of the Oath-taking of the National Revolutionary Army ribbon.png 8 July 1936
Name Grades[5] Awarded for Instituted
Honour Sabre of the Awakened Lion
醒獅勳刀
1 (9 Lions, yellow tassel) Already-highly decorated officers who are deserving of more commendation 23 November 1931
2 (7 Lions, blue tassel)
3 (5 Lions, red tassel)

Military medals[edit]

General Armed Forces medals[edit]

Name Grades[6] Awarded for Ribbon bar Instituted[1]
Medal of the Armed Forces[7]
陸海空軍獎章
A-1 (Ribbon) Outstanding performance or exhibiting special technical skills Medal of the Armed Forces, A-First Class ribbon.png 15 August 1929
A-2 (Ribbon) Medal of the Armed Forces, A-Second Class ribbon.png
B-1 (Ribbon) Medal of the Armed Forces, B-First Class ribbon.png
B-2 (Ribbon) Medal of the Armed Forces, B-Second Class ribbon.png
Medal of the Brilliant Light[7]
光華獎章
A-1 (Ribbon) Outstanding performance or exhibiting special technical skills Medal of the Brilliant Light, A-First Class ribbon.png 7 September 1937
A-2 (Ribbon) Medal of the Brilliant Light, A-Second Class ribbon.png
B-1 (Ribbon) Medal of the Brilliant Light, B-First Class ribbon.png
B-2 (Ribbon) Medal of the Brilliant Light, B-Second Class ribbon.png
Medal of Victorious Garrison[7]
干城獎章
A-1 (Ribbon) Outstanding performance or exhibiting special technical skills Medal of Victorious Garrison, A-First Class ribbon.png 7 September 1937
A-2 (Ribbon) Medal of Victorious Garrison, A-Second Class ribbon.png
B-1 (Ribbon) Medal of Victorious Garrison, B-First Class ribbon.png
B-2 (Ribbon) Medal of Victorious Garrison, B-Second Class ribbon.png
Medal of Loyalty and Integrity
忠貞獎章
1 (Ribbon and Stars)[8] Soldiers who are wounded in combat. Medal of Loyalty and Integrity ribbon.png Dec 1945
Medal of the Spirit of Chu[7]
莒光獎章
A-1 (Ribbon) Significant contributions to the Armed Forces in the areas of technology, logistics and finance. Medal of the Spirit of Chu, A-First Class ribbon.png 12 June 1971
A-2 (Ribbon) Medal of the Spirit of Chu, A-Second Class ribbon.png
B-1 (Ribbon) Medal of the Spirit of Chu, B-First Class ribbon.png
B-2 (Ribbon) Medal of the Spirit of Chu, B-Second Class ribbon.png
Medal of Victory of Resistance against Aggression
抗戰勝利獎章
1 (Ribbon) Contributions during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Medal of Victory of Resistance against Aggression ribbon.png 8 January 1946

Army medals[edit]

Name Grades[6] Awarded for Ribbon bar Instituted[1]
Medal of Army Brilliance
陸光獎章
A (Ribbon) Being victorious in combat, proactively render assistance to friendly troops, and other significant contributions. Medal of Army Brilliance, A Class ribbon.png 5 May 1958
B (Ribbon) Medal of Army Brilliance, B Class ribbon.png
Medal of Outstanding Service
金甌獎章
A (Ribbon) Significant contributions such as destroying enemy forces, securing the border, preventing rebellions or participation in military projects Medal of Outstanding Service, A Class ribbon.png 5 May 1958
B (Ribbon) Medal of Outstanding Service, B Class ribbon.png
Medal of Bravery
虎賁獎章
A (Ribbon) Significant contributions during battle, such as destroying enemy fortifications, routing enemy reinforcements, and assisting the main force in combat. Medal of Bravery, A Class ribbon.png 5 May 1958
B (Ribbon) Medal of Bravery, B Class ribbon.png
Medal of Outstanding Staff
弼亮獎章
A (Ribbon) Significant contributions in research. Medal of Outstanding Staff, A Class ribbon.png 5 May 1958
B (Ribbon) Medal of Outstanding Staff, B Class ribbon.png
Medal of Army Achievement
景風獎章
A (Ribbon) Being corruption-free and highly productive. Medal of Army Achievement, A Class ribbon.png 5 May 1958
B (Ribbon) Medal of Army Achievement, B Class ribbon.png
Medal of Excellent Efficiency
寶星獎章
1-9 (Ribbon and Stars) 1 Star for every 3 years of service and meeting academic requirements, up to 9 Stars. Medal of Excellent Efficiency ribbon.png 5 May 1958

Navy medals[edit]

Name Grades Awarded for Ribbon bar Instituted[1]
Medal of Naval Brilliance
海光獎章
1 (Ribbon) Contributions in command or combat, for conspicuous gallantry and those wounded on duty. Medal of Naval Brilliance ribbon.png 19 July 1951
Medal of Naval Achievement
海功獎章
1 (Ribbon) Contributions in combat. Medal of Naval Achievement ribbon.png 19 July 1951
Medal of Naval Merit
海勳獎章
1 (Ribbon) Contributions to military strategy, military literature and technological research. Medal of Naval Merit ribbon.png 19 July 1951
Medal of Naval Distinguished Service
海績獎章
1 (Ribbon) Meeting labour service requirements. Medal of Naval Distinguished Service ribbon.png 19 July 1951
Medal of Naval Disposition
海風獎章
1 (Ribbon) Those with good moral character, or for excellent performance during exercises or parades. Medal of Naval Disposition ribbon.png 19 July 1951
Medal of Marine Corps
陸戰獎章
1 (Ribbon) Contributions in combat, training, or research. Medal of Marine Corps ribbon.png 30 August 1972

Air Force medals[edit]

Name Grades[6] Awarded for Ribbon bar Instituted[1]
Star Medal
星序獎章
1 (9 Stars) 9 kills. NA 5 May 1938
2 (8 Stars) 8 kills. NA
3 (7 Stars) 7 kills. NA
4 (6 Stars) 6 kills. NA
5 (5 Stars) 5 kills. NA
6 (4 Stars) 4 kills. NA
7 (3 Stars) 3 kills. NA
8 (2 Stars) 2 kills. NA
9 (1 Star) 1 kill. NA
Medal of Rising Roc
鵬舉獎章
1 (Ribbon) 540 flight hours or 180 missions. NA 14 June 1945
Medal of Flying Dragon
雲龍獎章
1 (Ribbon) 480 flight hours or 160 missions. NA 14 June 1945
Medal of Flying Tiger
飛虎獎章
1 (Ribbon) 420 flight hours or 140 missions. NA 14 June 1945
Medal of Winged Leopard
翔豹獎章
1 (Ribbon) 360 flight hours or 120 missions. NA 14 June 1945
Medal of Rapacious Condor
雄鷲獎章
1 (Ribbon) 300 flight hours or 100 missions. NA 14 June 1945
Medal of Vermilion Bow
彤弓獎章
1 (Ribbon) 180 flight hours or 60 missions. NA 14 June 1945
Medal of Awe-Inspiring
宣威獎章
1 (Ribbon) Service to the Air Force. NA 2 March 1939
2 (Ribbon) NA
3 (Ribbon) NA
Medal of Distinguished Service[9]
懋績獎章
A-1 (Ribbon) Distinguished service in the areas of research, training, competitions and inspections. NA 8 April 1943
A-2 (Ribbon) NA
B-1 (Ribbon) NA
B-2 (Ribbon) NA
Exemplary Medal[9]
楷模獎章
A-1 (Ribbon) Good conduct. NA 8 April 1943
A-2 (Ribbon) NA
B-1 (Ribbon) NA
B-2 (Ribbon) NA

Victory medals[edit]

Name Grades Awarded for Ribbon bar Instituted[1]
Medal of Scholarship
績學獎章
1 (Ribbon) Achievement in academic competitions. NA 1 August 1935
2 (Ribbon) NA
Medal of Marksmanship
射擊獎章
1 (Ribbon) Achievement in marksmanship competitions. NA 1 August 1935
2 (Ribbon) NA
Medal of Horsemanship
騎術獎章
1 (Ribbon) Achievement in riding competitions. NA 1 August 1935
2 (Ribbon) NA
Medal of Seamanship
操舟獎章
1 (Ribbon) Achievement in rowing competitions. NA 1 August 1935
2 (Ribbon) NA
Medal of Flying
飛行獎章
1 (Ribbon) Achievement in aviation competitions. NA 1 August 1935
2 (Ribbon) NA
Medal of Special Skill
特技獎章
1 (Ribbon) Achievement in martial arts or sports competitions. NA 1 August 1935
2 (Ribbon) NA
Medal of Maintenance
修護獎章
1 (Ribbon) Excellence in maintenance work. NA 19 July 1971
2 (Ribbon) NA

Commemorative and Service awards[edit]

Name Grades Awarded for Ribbon bar Instituted[1]
功標
士官士兵榮譽紀念章
抗戰勝利紀念章
蔣委員長西安蒙難紀念章
作戰負傷榮譽紀念章
克難英雄紀念章
國防部服務紀念章
外島地區服務紀念章
艱苦地區服務紀念章
各軍種服務紀念章
軍紀競賽個人優勝榮譽標
榮譽旗旗標 1 Loyalty and bravery.[10]
陸海空軍官校榮譽旗旗標

Civilian orders[edit]

Name Grades Awarded for Ribbon bar Instituted[1]
Order of Brilliant Jade
采玉勳章
1 (Grand Cordon) Foreign heads of state. Order of Brilliant Jade (Taiwan) - ribbon bar.gif 2 December 1933
Order of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen
中山勳章
1 (Grand Cordon) Contributions to national development. NA 12 February 1941
Order of Chiang Chung-Cheng
中正勳章
1 (Grand Cordon) 1. Implementation of the Three Principles of the People
2. National development
3. Revival of Chinese culture
4. Implementation of democratic reforms
NA 11 January 1980
Order of Propitious Clouds
卿雲勳章
1 (Special Grand Cordon) Contributions to national and societal development. TWN Order of Propitious Clouds 1Class BAR.svg 12 February 1941
2 (Grand Cordon) TWN Order of Propitious Clouds 2Class BAR.svg
3 (Green Grand Cordon) TWN Order of Propitious Clouds 3Class BAR.svg
4 (Special Cravat) TWN Order of Propitious Clouds 4Class BAR.svg
5 (Cravat) TWN Order of Propitious Clouds 5Class BAR.svg
6 (Special Rosette) TWN Order of Propitious Clouds 6Class BAR.svg
7 (Rosette) TWN Order of Propitious Clouds 7Class BAR.svg
8 (Special Ribbon) TWN Order of Propitious Clouds 8Class BAR.svg
9 (Ribbon) TWN Order of Propitious Clouds 9Class BAR.svg
Order of Brilliant Star
景星勳章
1 (Special Grand Cordon) Contributions to national and societal development. TWN Order of Brilliant Star 1Class BAR.svg 12 February 1941
2 (Grand Cordon) TWN Order of Brilliant Star 2Class BAR.svg
3 (Green Grand Cordon) TWN Order of Brilliant Star 3Class BAR.svg
4 (Special Cravat) TWN Order of Brilliant Star 4Class BAR.svg
5 (Cravat) TWN Order of Brilliant Star 5Class BAR.svg
6 (Special Rosette) TWN Order of Brilliant Star 6Class BAR.svg
7 (Rosette) TWN Order of Brilliant Star 7Class BAR.svg
8 (Special Ribbon) TWN Order of Brilliant Star 8Class BAR.svg
9 (Ribbon) TWN Order of Brilliant Star 9Class BAR.svg
Public Servants' Service Medal
NA NA NA NA

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Date of institution given is of the first incarnation of the award. Changes since then of the design and/or grades are noted separately. Dates of institution obtained from Ministry of National Defense and Office of the President, see References below.
  2. ^ a b The Order of National Glory and Order of Blue Sky and White Sun had a Rosette device until 19 November 1980
  3. ^ a b The Order of Precious Tripod, 3rd Class and Order of Resplendent Banner, 3rd Class had no device prior to 19 November 1980
  4. ^ a b c d The Special Cravat and Cravat grades are neck orders.
  5. ^ Prior to 1 August 1935 the Honour Sabre was presented in nine grades, from 9 stars to 1 star, respectively. On the current design, lions are carved in golden relief on the scabbard and hilt.
  6. ^ a b c For all medals with A and B grades, A grade medals are awarded to officers holding the rank of Major or above, and B grade medals are awarded to soldiers of ranks including and below Captain.
  7. ^ a b c d First time recipients receive the Second Class of the medal, second time recipients receive the First Class of the medal, and further decorations are to be denoted with award stars.
  8. ^ First time recipients receive 1 silver star; Second time recipients 2 silver stars; Third time 3 silver stars; Beyond 3, every 3 silver stars is exchanged for a gold star.
  9. ^ a b First time recipients receive the Second Class of the medal and second time recipients receive the First Class of the medal.
  10. ^ http://lis.ly.gov.tw/lghtml/lawstat/html/0141000.htm

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