Order of Military Merit of the Companions of Artigas

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Military Order of Merit of the Companions of Artigas
El Orden Militar al Mérito Tenientes de Artigas
De Orde van Militaire Verdienste van Uruguay.jpg
Insignia of a Grand Officer
Country  Uruguay
Type Five-class military decoration awarded with and without swords
Status Discontinued 1985
Statistics
Established 1979
Related Medal of Military Merit (Uruguay)

The Military Order of Merit of the Companions of Artigas (Spanish: El Orden Militar al Mérito Tenientes de Artigas), was a military decoration of Uruguay.

History[edit]

The Military Order of Merit of the Companions of Artigas was established by Law N° 14.955 on 13 November 1979.[1] It was created by the ruling civilian-military administration, which governed Uruguay between 1973 and 1985. The name "tenientes de Artigas" or "Companions of Artigas" honours the 19th-century freedom-fighter José Gervasio Artigas. The statutes governing the order were further modified in 1980,[2] and ultimately repealed on 6 March 1985.[3]

In 1991, the government of Uruguay established the Medal of Military Merit as the highest military decoration of the Army of Uruguay.[4] It uses the same ribbon as the Military Order of Merit of the Companions of Artigas.

Classes[edit]

The order was awarded in five different classes:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ley N° 14.955 SE CREA LA ORDEN MILITAR AL MERITO TENIENTES DE ARTIGAS". Poder Legislativo. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ley N° 15.066 "ORDEN MILITAR AL MERITO TENIENTES DE ARTIGAS" SE MODIFICA EL TEXTO DE LA LEY 14.955 POR LA QUE SE CREO". Poder Legislativo. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ley Nº 15.738 ACTOS LEGISLATIVOS DICTADOS POR EL CONSEJO DE ESTADO". Poder Legislativo. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Decreto N° 469/997" (in Spanish). Dirección Nacional de Impresiones y Publicaciones Oficiales. 16 December 1997. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 

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