The Order of May is one of the highest decorations in Argentina. The order is named after the May Revolution which led to the birth of the Republic of Argentina. It was founded as the Order of Merit, and revised to its current form on 17 December 1957.[1]

Order of May
Order of May.
Awarded by Argentina
TypeOrder
EligibilityForeigners[1]
StatusCurrently awarded
Statistics
Established17 December 1957[1]
Precedence
Next (higher)Order of the Liberator General San Martín
Next (lower)Cross of Heroic Valour in Combat

HistoryEdit

The Order of May was created as an Order of Merit by Decree No. 8506/46, 1946. In 1957, the rules of the order were modified and the Order of Merit was renamed the Order of May by Decree No. 16,629. The order was further divided into the categories of Merit, of Military Merit, of Naval Merit, and of Aeronautical Merit.

In 1958, the regulation was further amended and the Necklace of the (Civil) Merit category was abolished, and it is currently only a military honor.

GradesEdit

The Grades are:

Ribbon bars of the Order of May of Military Merit
Knight Officer Commander Grand Officer Grand Cross Collar
Ribbon bars of the Order of May of Naval Merit
Knight Officer Commander Grand Officer Grand Cross Collar
Ribbon bars of the Order of May of Aeronautical Merit
Knight Officer Commander Grand Officer Grand Cross Collar
Ribbon bars of the Order of May of Merit (Civil order)
Knight Officer Commander Grand Officer Grand Cross

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "ODM of Argentina: Order of May". Medals.org.uk. 2010-09-26. Retrieved 2011-12-05.