Order of Air Merit

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Order of Air Merit
Orden del Mérito Aéreo
Country Dominican Republic
TypeThree division military merit order with four classes
EligibilityMembers of the Air Force of the Dominican Republic.
Awarded forExtraordinary services and merit.
MottoCourage and Loyalty
Established3 August 1952
Next (higher)Order of Military Merit[1]
Next (lower)Order of Police Merit[1]
DOM Order of Air Merit for combat ribbon bar.PNG
Ribbon bar for combat division
DOM Order of Air Merit for long service ribbon bar.PNG
Ribbon bar for long service division
DOM Order of Air Merit for other services ribbon bar.PNG
Ribbon bar for other services division

The Order of Air Merit is an honour awarded to members of the Dominican Air Force. It was established on 3 August 1952.[2][3]

The Order is in three divisions:

  1. Awarded for combat or war service. Displayed on a red ribbon
  2. Awarded for long and faithful service. Displayed on a blue ribbon
  3. Awarded for other service. Displayed on a white ribbon

Within each division, the award is made in one of four classes:

  • First Class: to General Officers.
  • Second Class: to Superior Officers.
  • Third Class: to Junior Officers.
  • Fourth Class: to Non-Commissioned Officers.

The motto of the order is Courage and Loyalty.


The person awarded with this honour should be added the post-nominal M. A. (Mérito Aéreo, Spanish for Air Merit) after his or her full name, in all the official papers and documents.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Orden Presencial" (in Spanish). Marina.mil.do. Retrieved 2012-01-05.
  2. ^ "Medals of the Dominican Republic" Archived 2007-09-30 at the Wayback Machine, Jeffrey B. Floyd, International Electronic Phaleristic Encyclopedia, 16 October 1997
  3. ^ Law number 3351 of the year 1952 that created the Order of Air Merit
  4. ^ Art. 16 of the Law number 3351 of the year 1952.

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