Order of Naval Merit Admiral Padilla
|Order of Naval Merit Admiral Padilla
Orden del Mérito Naval "Almirante Padilla"
|Awarded by Colombia|
|Awarded for||Exceptional military service to Colombia|
|Grand Master||President of Colombia|
|Grand Chancellor||Minister of National Defence|
|Grades (w/ post-nominals)||Grand Cross, Grand Officer, Commander, Officer, Knight, Companion|
|Next (higher)||Orden del Mérito Militar "José María Córdova" |
|Next (lower)||Cruz de la Fuerza Aérea al "Mérito Aeronáutico"|
|Ribbon bar of a Knight of the Order|
The Order of Naval Merit Admiral Padilla (Spanish: Orden del Mérito Naval "Almirante Padilla") is an order granted by Colombia, established by Decree 2409 of 8 July 1947. The order is awarded to Colombian Navy personnel to recognize acts of valor, heroic actions, outstanding and distinguished professional service, and exemplary discipline and fellowship of personnel.
The Order of Naval Merit Admiral Padilla is awarded in the following grades:
- Grand Cross (Gran Cruz)
- Grand Officer (Gran Oficial)
- Commander (Comendador)
- Officer (Oficial)
- Knight (Caballero)
- Companion (Compañero)
|Ribbon bars of the Order of Naval Merit Admiral Padilla|
- "DECRETO 4444 DE 2010 (noviembre 29) Diario Oficial No. 47.908 de 29 de noviembre de 2010". http://www.cancilleria.gov.co/. Cancilleria Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
- "Decreto 4444 de 2010". Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar - ICBF. p. 2. Retrieved 10 July 2014.