Order of National Security Merit

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Order of National Security Merit
Awarded by  South Korea
Type Order of merit
Awarded for Outstanding meritorious services in the interest of national security.
Status Active
Next (higher) Grand Order of Mugunghwa
Korean name
Hangul 보국훈장
Hanja 保國勳章
Revised Romanization Bogukunjang
McCune–Reischauer Poguk'unjang

The Order of National Security Merit (Hangul: 보국훈장) is one of South Korea's orders of merit. It is awarded by the President of South Korea for "outstanding meritorious services in the interest of national security."[1]


The order is divided into five grades.[2]

Grade Name Ribbon
1st Tongil Medal (통일장) Tong-il Security Medel Ribbon.svg
2nd Gukseon Medal (국선장) Gugseon Security Medal Ribbon.png
3rd Cheonsu Medal (천수장) Cheon-Su Security Medal Ribbon.png
4th Samil Medal (삼일장) Sam IL Security Medal Ribbon.png
5th Gwangbok Medal (광복장) Gwangbog Security Medal Ribbon.png

The Exemplary Public Official Medal is also awarded for exemplary public official with 6th Grade (Assistant Director level) or under.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Awards and Decorations Act". Act No. 11690 of Error: the date or year parameters are either empty or in an invalid format, please use a valid year for year, and use DMY, MDY, MY, or Y date formats for date.  (in English and Korean) Korea Legislation Research Institute. Retrieved 2018-02-16.
  2. ^ "훈장과 포장" [Orders and Medals]. Decorations of the Republic of Korea (in Korean). Ministry of Interior and Safety. 2015. Retrieved 2018-02-16. 

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