Vietnam awards and decorations

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Vietnam awards and decorations are specified by the National Assembly of Vietnam through Law on Emulation and Commendation (No: 15/2003/QH11).[1] By this law, emulation aims to create a motive force to mobilize, attract and encourage all individuals and collectives to promote their patriotic tradition, dynamism and creativity in striving to well accomplish the assigned tasks for the objective of a prosperous people, a strong country, an equitable, democratic and civilized society.[2] Commendation forms include: Order; State honorable title.

  • State Honorable Titles

State honorable titles shall be awarded or posthumously awarded to individuals and awarded to collectives that have made exceptionally outstanding contributions to the cause of national construction and defense:

  • Orders

Orders shall be conferred or posthumously conferred on individuals and conferred on collectives that have rendered meritorious services, recorded regular or unexpected achievements, contributing to the cause of national construction and defense.

  • Medals

Medals shall be awarded to officers, professional armymen, defense workers working in agencies and units of the People's Army; officers, professional non-commissioned officers working in agencies and units of the People's Police, and foreigners who have, for a period of time, devoted and/or made contributions to the cause of national construction and defense.

Photo Title Ribbon Inception Date Award Criteria
State Honorable Titles
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Vietnamese Heroic Mother
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August 29, 1994 Mothers have made numerous contributions and sacrifices for the cause of national liberation, national construction and defense, and the performance of international obligations.[1]
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Hero of the People's Armed Forces
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1955 Individuals have recorded exceptionally outstanding achievements in combat, combat service, preservation of security, social order and safety, are loyal to the socialist Fatherland of Vietnam and possess revolutionary virtues and qualities.[1]
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Hero of Labor (Vietnam)
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1970 Individuals have recorded exceptionally outstanding achievements in labor and creation for the objective of a prosperous people, a strong country and an equitable, democratic and civilized society, are loyal to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and possess revolutionary virtues and qualities.[1]
Orders
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Gold Star Order (Vietnam)
Huân chương sao vàng
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June 6, 1947 The noblest order of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam; conferred or posthumously conferred on individuals who satisfy one of the following criteria:
  • Having rendered great and exceptionally outstanding meritorious services in the revolutionary cause of the Party and the nation;
  • Having rendered great and exceptionally outstanding meritorious services to the country in one of the political, economic, social, literature, art, scientific, technological, defense, security, diplomatic or other domains.
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Ho Chi Minh Order
Huân chương Hồ Chí Minh
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June 6, 1947 Individuals have rendered great meritorious services, recorded numerous outstanding achievements in one of the political, economic, social, literature, art, scientific, technological, defense, security, diplomatic or other domains.
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Independence Order
Huân chương độc lập
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June 6, 1947 Individuals have recorded exceptionally outstanding achievements in one of the political, economic, social, literature, art, scientific, technological, defense, security, diplomatic or other domains.
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Military Exploit Order
Huân chương quân công
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May 15, 1947 Individuals have recorded outstanding and brave exploits in combat, combat service, training, force building, consolidation of the all-people defense and people's security, or have sacrificed their lives heroically, setting bright examples in the whole country.
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Labor Order
Huân chương lao động
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May 1, 1950 Individuals or collectives have recorded outstanding achievements in labor, creativity or national construction.
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Fatherland Defense Order
Huân chương bảo vệ tổ quốc
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November 26, 2003 Individuals or collectives have recorded achievements in training and building forces, consolidating the all-people defense and people's security.
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Feat Order
Huân chương chiến công
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May 15, 1947 Individuals or collectives have recorded exceptionally outstanding feats in combat or combat service.
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Great National Unity Order
Huân chương đại đoàn kết dân tộc
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November 26, 2003 Individuals have a long process of devotion, have rendered great meritorious services and recorded exceptionally outstanding achievements in the cause of building the great national unity block.
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Bravery Order
Huân chương dũng cảm
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November 26, 2003 Individuals have taken brave acts to save people or property of the State and/or the people.
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Friendship Order
Huân chương hữu nghị
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November 26, 2003 Foreigners and collectives of foreigners have made great contributions to building, consolidating and developing the friendship between Vietnam and other countries in the world.
Medals
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Determined-to-Win Military Flag Medal
Huy chương quân kỳ quyết thắng
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October 27, 1984 Officers, professional armymen or defense workers who have served in the People's Army for 25 or more consecutive years.
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For National Security Medal
Huy chương vì an ninh tổ quốc
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November 26, 2003 Officers, professional non-commissioned officers who have served in the People's Police for 25 or more consecutive years.
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Glorious Fighter Medal
Huy chương chiến sĩ vẻ vang
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September 12, 1961 Officers, professional armymen or defense workers working in agencies or units of the People's Army, and officers and professional non-commissioned officers working in agencies or units of the People's Police.
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Friendship Medal
Huy chương hữu nghị
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November 26, 2003 Foreigners who have worked in Vietnam for a certain period, made many contributions to the cause of construction and defense of Vietnam.

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