Order of Military Merit (Dominican Republic)

The Order of Military Merit (Spanish: Orden del Mérito de Militar) is an honour awarded to members of the Military of the Dominican Republic. It was established on 15 November 1930.[2][3]

Order of Military Merit
Orden del Mérito de Militar
TypeThree division Military Merit Order with four classes
Awarded forExtraordinary services and merit.
Country Dominican Republic
EligibilityMembers of the Army of the Dominican Republic.
Post-nominalsM.M.
MottoHonour, Virtue, Valor
Established15 November 1930
DOM Order of Military Merit for combat ribbon bar.PNG
Ribbon bar for combat division
DOM Order of Military Merit for long service ribbon bar.PNG
Ribbon bar for long service division
DOM Order of Military Merit for other services ribbon bar.PNG
Ribbon bar for other services division
Precedence
Next (higher)Order of Naval Merit[1]
Next (lower)Order of Air Merit[1]

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 Honour, Virtue, Valor.

RecipientsEdit

Post-NominalEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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 21 of the year 1930 that created the Order of Militar Merit
  4. ^ Art. 15 of the Law number 21 of the year 1930.

See alsoEdit