Order of the Star of Jordan

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الكوكب الأردني
Order of the Star of Jordan
Awarded by  Jordan
Type Order
Awarded for A national order of merit
Status Currently constituted
Sovereign Abdullah II of Jordan
Grades (w/ post-nominals) Grand Cordon
Grand Officer
Established 22 June 1949
Next (higher) Supreme Order of the Renaissance
Next (lower) Order of Independence
Order of the Star of Jordan ribbon bar.png
Ribbon of the order

The Order of the Star of Jordan (Wisam al-Kawkab al-Urduni) or The Order of Hussein ibn Ali (Wisam al-Hussein ibn Ali) is an award and military decoration of the sovereign state of Jordan and is awarded for military or civil merit. It was founded in honour of his father, by King Abdullah I on 22 June 1949. The Grand Cordon class was introduced by King Hussein on 23 September 1967.[1] It is awarded to members of the Royal Family (Hashemite) in two classes (1. Qiladat al-Hussein ibn Ali – Collar: awarded to Heads of State, and 2. Grand Cordon: awarded to consorts of heads of state, senior Jordanian and foreign princes and princesses). The award possesses 5 Grades; (Grand Cordon, Grand Officer, Commander, Officer and Knight) plus a medal. These may be awarded to anyone deserving. A Ribbon is issued for members of the military; Dark green with narrow purple edge stripes.[2] Recipients use the postnomials SJ which are altered depending on the class awarded; GCSJ for Grand Cordon; GOSJ for Grand officer; CSJ for Commander; OSJ for Officer; and KSJ for Knight.

Al-Kawkab Al-Urduni is a transliteration of (الكوكب الأردني), a name given to a shield (trophy) that is given in Jordan. It is usually given by Head of state King Abdullah to reward extraordinary achievements, usually by military officials and other officials. It is given in a ceremony on the Independence Day of Jordan, 25 May.

Notable recipients[edit]

The Order of the Star is awarded to members of the Hashemites (the Royal Family) by convention. While others are often Royalty of other states, the Order of the Star is also considered a military award, as such, members of the Jordanian military are believed to have been awarded the order, however no reliable source confirms this.

Grand Cordon[edit]



Grand Officer[edit]


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  1. ^ http://www.royalark.net/Jordan/jordan4.htm
  2. ^ http://www.medals.org.uk/jordan/jordan005.htm
  3. ^ "Profiles of new ministers". World economic forum website. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  4. ^ State visit of Jordan in Sweden (2003), Photo of Prince Carl Philip with Princess Madeleine, both wearing the order
  5. ^ State visit of Jordan in Sweden (2003), Photo of Princess Liliane with Carl Philip, Madeleine & Victoria
  6. ^ State visit of Jordan in Sweden (2003), Photo of Princess Liliane with Carl Philip, Madeleine & Victoria
  7. ^ Forum Príncipes de Asturias, State visit in Spain, 1999, Group photo