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SCOPE OF PRESENTATION

INTRODUCTION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AFP AWARDS AND DECORATIONS DECORATIONS SERVICE MEDALS AND RIBBONS BADGES

STREAMERS
OTHER FORMS OF AWARDS APPURTENANCES

INTRODUCTION
AWARDS
IS DERIVED FROM THE OLD FRENCH WORD ESTWAR WHICH MEANS SOMETHING THAT IS CONFERRED OR BESTOWED UPON A PERSON.

DECORATIONS
ORIGINATES FROM THE LATIN WORDS DECORANTS WHICH MEANS THE ACT OF ADORING AND HONORING

OBJECTIVES OF AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

RECOGNITION FOR ACTS OF VALOR AND HEROISM.

EXCEPTIONAL MERITORIOUS SERVICE.


DISPLAY OF SKILLS AND EFFICIENCY. COMPETENCE AND EXCELLENCE. MEMORABILIA AND INSPIRATION TO THE RECIPIENTS.

WHO MAY RECOMMEND AND AWARD

RECOMMENDATION FOR AN AWARD OR DECORATION CAN BE MADE BY THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF AN ORGANIZATION, OFFICE OR UNIT HAVING KNOWLEDGE OF THE DEED OR ACT.

INTERIM AWARDS AND AWARDS OF LESSER CATEGORY

TO ENSURE THAT A DESERVING ACT, SERVICE OR ACHIEVEMENT RECIEVES RECOGNATION, THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITY MAY PROMPTLY AWARD A SUITABLE LESSER MILITARY DECORATION PENDING FINAL ACTION ON A RECOMMENDATION FOR A HIGHER AWARD.

FOREIGN DECORATIONS AND CAMPAIGN MEDALS


DECORATIONS AND MEDALS WHICH HAVE BEEN, OR MAY HEREINAFTER BE AUTHORIZED AND AWARDED BY A FRIENDLY FOREIGN GOVERNMENT ARE ALSO AUTHORIZED FOR MEMBERS OF THE AFP. THE COMMANDER OF A UNIT OF THE AFP WHO MAY BE A RECIPIENT OF A FOREIGN AWARD FOR VALUABLE SERVICES RENDERED, SHALL SEEK AUTHORITY FROM THE CHIEF OF STAFF, AFP TO RECEIVE SUCH AWARD AND SHALL BECOME THE AUTHORITY TO AWARD THE SAME TO THE INDIVIDUAL MEMBER. IN THE CASE OF INDIVIDUAL OFFICER, EMPLOYEE OR MEMBER OF THE AFP, HE SHALL NOT ACCEPT ANY DECORATION OR MEDAL EXCEPT HONORS OR TITLES OF A RELIGIOUS, ACADEMIC OR SCIENTIFIC IN NATURE WITHOUT FIRST HAVING OBTAINED THE CONSENT OF THE SECRETARY OF NATIONAL DEFENSE.

ANNOUNCEMENT AND PUBLICATION


AWARDS AND DECORATIONS GRANTED BY THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENSE, AND THE CHIEF OF STAFF, AFP SHALL BE ANNOUNCED AND PUBLISHED IN GENERAL ORDERS BY COMMAND OF THE CHIEF OF STAFF, AFP.
ALL OTHER AWARDS AND DECORATIONS GRANTED BY COMMANDERS OF MAJOR SERVICES, AFP-WIDE SUPPORT AND SEPARATE UNITS, AREA COMMANDS, DIVISIONS, BRIGADES, OR THEIR EQUIVALENT IN THE PAF AND IN THE PN SHALL BE ANNOUNCED AND PUBLISHED IN GENERAL ORDERS BY THEIR RESPECTIVE COMMANDS AND COPIES OF WHICH SHALL BE FURNISHED THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF STAFF, AFP ( ATTN: TAG, AFP).

WEARING OF MEDALS
DECORATIONS, SERVICE MEDALS, AND RIBBONS ARE WORN IN THE UNIFORM ABOVE THE LEFT BREAST POCKET IN ROWS OF THREE. LINE OF MEDALS IS ABOUT FOUR INCHES BELOW THE MIDDLE POINT ON THE TOP OF THE SHOULDER. THE HIGHEST AWARD SHALL BE TO THE RIGHT IN THE UPPER ROW; THE LOWEST AWARD IN THE LOWER ROW TO THE WEARERS LEFT. ALL RIBBONS THAT ARE MULTI-COLORED SHALL BE WORN SUCH THAT THE BLUE COLORS ARE PLACED TOWARDS THE WEARERS RIGHT.

WEARING OF BADGES

BADGES NOT EXCEEDING THREE MAY BE WORN AT ALL TIMES ON THE UNIFORM. THEY ARE WORN ABOVE THE LINE OF MEDALS AND RIBBONS ON THE LEFT BREAST POCKET AND ON THE RIGHT BREAST POCKET, RESPECTIVELY.

WEARING OF RIBBONS

THE RIBBON IS WORN IN LIEU OF AN AUTHORIZED DECORATION AND SERVICE (CAMPAIGN) MEDAL. ONE RIBBON FOR EACH DECORATION OR MEDAL IS AUTHORIZED.

OCCASIONS FOR WEARING

MAY BE WORN ON UNIFORMS DURING OCCASIONS AS FOLLOWS;


ON STATE OCCASIONS, LOCAL OR ABROAD. WHEN RECEIVING OR CALLING OR ACTING AS ESCORT OR AIDE TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES. IN ALL OFFICIAL AND SOCIAL FUNCTIONS AT MALACAANG, WHEN ATTENDING OTHER CEREMONIES AND SOCIAL FUNCTIONS ELSEWHERE GIVEN FOR SECRETARIES OF DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS OR RANKING OFFICERS OF THE AFP AND OTHER FOREIGN FRIENDLY COUNTRIES. AS ESCORT OF THE COLORS.

OCCASIONS FOR WEARING

COMMANDING OFFICER MAY PESCRIBE THE WEARING ON THE FOLLOWING OCCASIONS; PARADES, REVIEWS, FUNERALS. INSPECTIONS, AND

CEREMONIAL AND SOCIAL OCCASIONS. REGULAR DUTY WHEN THE GENERAL OFFICE ATTIRE IS WORN.

OCCASIONS FOR WEARING


DECORATIONS SHALL NOT BE WORN ON THE FOLLOWING OCCASIONS;
ON SERVICE SHIRT, OVERCOAT AS WHEN EQUIPPED FOR COMBAT OR SIMULATED COMBAT.

BY OFFICERS WHILE SUSPENDED FROM COMMAND OR RANK OR FACING COURT MARTIAL OR EFFECIENCY SEPARATION BOARD.
BY ENLISTED PERSONNEL WHILE SERVING SENTENCE OF CONFINEMENT. WHEN WEARING CIVILIAN CLOTHING, EXCEPT CIVILIAN DECORATIONS. FOR

THE DIFFERENT AFP AWARDS AND DECORATIONS A. DECORATIONS


MEDAL FOR VALOR (MV) DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT STAR (DCS)

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE STAR (DSS)


GOLD CROSS (GC) PHILIPPINE LEGION OF HONOR (PLOH)

CHIEF COMMANDER (POSTHUMOUS)


COMMANDER OFFICER LEGIONNAIRE OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL (OAM) GAWAD SA KAUNLARAN (GSK) DISTINGUISHED AVIATION CROSS

DISTINGUISHED NAVY CROSS (DNS) BRONZE CROSS (BC) KAGITINGAN SA BARANGAY (KSB) LAKAN DATU MAGINOO MILITARY MERIT MEDAL (MMM) SILVER WING MEDAL (SWM) MILITARY COMMENDATION MEDAL (MCM) (INTERIM) WOUNDED PERSONNEL MEDAL (WPM) MILITARY CIVIC ACTION MEDAL (MCAM) AFP CONDUCT MEDAL (AFPCM) SAGISAG NG ULIRANG KAWAL (SUK)
CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES HONORARY AND INCENTIVE AWARD (CEHIA)

DISTINGUISHED HONOR MEDAL SUPERIOR HONOR MEDAL CIVILIAN MERIT MEDAL ANNUAL EFFICIENCY E AWARD FOR NAVAL VESSELS (AEANV)

B. SERVICE MEDALS AND RIBBONS


LONG SERVICE MEDAL (LSM) UNITED NATIONS SERVICE MEDAL AND RIBBON (UNSMR) ANTI-DISSIDENCE CAMPAIGN MEDAL AND RIBBON (ADCMR) LUZON ANTI-DISSIDENCE CAMPAIGN MEDAL AND RIBBON (LADCMR) VISAYAN ANTI-DISSIDENCE CAMPAIGN MEDAL AND RIBBON (VADCMR) MINDANAO ANTI-DISSIDENCE RIBBON (MADCMR) DISASTER RELIEF RIBBON (DRROR) AND CAMPAIGN MEDAL AND OPERATION

REHABILITATION

WORLD WAR II VICTORY MEDAL AND RIBBON (WWIIVMR) PHILIPPINE LIBERATION MEDAL AND RIBBON (PLMR) PHILIPPINE DEFENSE MEDAL AND RIBBON (PDMR) AMERICAN DEFENSE MEDAL AND RIBBON (ADMR) VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL AND RIBBON (VSMR)

ASIATIC-PACIFIC CAMPAIGN MEDAL AND RIBBON (APCMR) PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE RIBBON (PIR)

RESISTANCE MOVEMENT MEDAL (RMM)

C. BADGES
PHILIPPINE REPUBLIC PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION BADGE (PRPUCB) BARANGAY PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION BADGE (BPUCB) AFP ENLISTED PERSONNEL OF THE YEAR BADGE AFP ROTC CADET OF THE YEAR BADGE AFP CIVILIAN PERSONNEL OF THE YEAR BADGE COMBAT COMMANDERS (KAGITINGAN BADGE) (CC(K)B) PAF GOLD WINGS BADGE

COMMAND AT SEA BADGE


COMMAND BADGE (PHILIPPINE MARINES) MARKSMANSHIP BADGE AFP PARACHUTIST BADGE

INSPECTOR GENERALS SERVICE (IGS) BADGE ADJUTANT GENERALS SERVICE (AGS) BADGE TANGLAW BADGE

AFP HOME DEFENSE BADGE


PAF AVIATION BADGE

NAVAL AVIATION BADGE


AVIONICS/AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE OFFICER SPECIALTY BADGE UOG/SEAL TEAM BADGE UOG/SCUBA DIVERS BADGE ELECTION DUTY BADGE ENLISTED PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSITANT COURSE (EPAAC) BADGE RESERVISTS KATAPATAN LAPU-LAPU BADGE (RKLLB)

D. STREAMERS
PRESIDENTIAL STREAMER
SECRETARY OF DEFENSE STREAMER CHIEF OF STAFF, AFP STREAMER COMMANDING GENERAL, PA STREAMER COMMANDING GENERAL, PAF STREAMER FLAG OFFICER-IN-COMMAND, PN STREAMER

E. OTHER FORMS OF AWARDS


LETTER AND PLAQUES COMMENDATIONS, APPRECIATIONS MAJOR SERVICE COMMANDERS PLAQUE.

(ORDER OF PRECEDENCE)
AWARDS (DECORATIONS) AWARDED FOR
HEROISM NONCOMBAT COMBAT SERVICE OR ACHIEVEMENT

AWARDED BY

MEDAL FOR VALOR DCS DSS GC PLOH OAM GSK DAC DNC BC

X X X X X X X X X X

PRES OF RP CSAFP CSAFP CSAFP/MAJ SVC/AC PRES SND CSAFP/MAJ SVC/AC CSAFP/MAJ SVC/AC CSAFP/MAJ SVC/AC CSAFP/MAJ SVC/AC

AWARDS (DECORATIONS)

AWARDED FOR
HEROISM NONCOMBAT COMBAT SERVICE OR ACHIEVEMENT

AWARDED BY

KSB
- LAKAN X PRES

- DATU
- MAGINOO MMM W/ BSD MMM SVC MMM ACHVT SWM MCM

X
X X X X X X X

SND
CSAFP CSAFP/MAJ SVC/AC/DIV COMDR W TO RANK OF 07 CSAFP/MAJ SVC/AC/DIV COMDR W TO RANK OF 07 CSAFP/MAJ SVC/AC/DIV COMDR W TO RANK OF 07 CSAFP/MAJ SVC/AC MAJ SVC/AC/AFPWSSUS/DIV BDE COMDR

AWARDS (DECORATIONS)

AWARDED FOR
HEROISM NONCOMBAT COMBAT SERVICE OR ACHIEVEMENT

AWARDED BY

WPM

MAC SVC SUBORDINATES UNIT COMDRS DOWN TO CO HOSPITAL X X


(FOR EP ONLY)

MCAM

CSAFP/MAJ SVC/AC/DIV BDE COMDR MAJ SVC/AC AFPWSSUS BDE COMDRS CSAFP/MAJ SVC/AC CSAFP

AFP CONDUCT MED


SAGISAG NG ULIRANG KAWAL CIV EMPL HONORARY & INCENTIVE AWARD 1. DISTINGUISHED HONOR MEDAL 2. SUPERIOR HONOR MEDAL

X X

3. CIVILIAN MERIT MEDAL

OTHER FORMS OF AWARD


LETTER OF COMMENDATION IT IS A WRITTEN EXPRESSION OF ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF A COMMANDING OFFICER OR HEAD OF OFFICE GIVEN TO MILITARY AND CIVILIAN PERSONNEL OF THE AFP FOR MIRITORIOUS ACHIEVEMENTS, WHICH DO NOT MEET THE CRITERIA FOR DECORATIONS.

OTHER FORMS OF AWARD


LETTER OF APPRECIATION IT IS A WRITTEN EXPRESSION OF GRATIFICATION OF A COMMANDING OFFICER OR HEAD OF OFFICE GIVEN TO THE MILITARY AND CIVILIAN PERSONNEL OF THE AFP TO RECOGNIZE ACTS OR SERVICES WHICH DO NOT MEET THE CRITERIA FOR DECORATIONS.

OTHER FORMS OF AWARD

MAJOR SERVICE COMMANDERS PLAQUE


IT IS AN AWARD GIVEN BY ANY UNIT COMMANDER TO MILITARY OR CIVILIAN PERSONNEL OR PRIVATE PERSONS, CORPORATION OR ENTITY IN GRATEFUL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF MERITORIOUS OR OUTSTANDING ACCOMPLISHMENT TO THE SERVICE COMMAND.

OTHER FORMS OF AWARD


SPECIAL CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION
IT IS A WRITTEN EXPRESSION OF GRATITUDE TO RECOGNIZE THE PERFORMANCE OR ACHIEVEMENT DURING THE SAID PERIOD OF CONFLICT. THIS IS AWARDED BY THE CHIEF OF STAFF AFP AND SECRETARY OF NATIONAL DEFENSE TO WIDOWS, PARENTS AND NEXT OF KIN OF THE MEMBERS OF THE AFP FOR LOSS OF LIVES IN LINE OF DUTY DURING ANY WAR OR PERIOD OF ARMED CONFLICTS AGAINST THE DEFENSE OF THE STATE.

OTHER FORMS OF AWARD


CERTIFICATE OF HONORABLE SERVICE
THIS IS AWARDED BY THE ADJUTANT GENERAL, AFP AND THE MAJOR SERVICE ADJUTANTS TO ALL MILITARY AND CIVILIAN PERSONNEL OF THE AFP WHO ARE HONORABLY SEPARATED FROM THE SERVICE, IN RECOGNITION OF THEIR FAITHFUL AND HONORABLE SERVICE WITH THE ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES.

OTHER FORMS OF AWARD


PEACE AND ORDER CAMPAIGN CERTIFICATE
THIS IS AWARDED BY COMMANDERS, MAJOR SERVICE/AREA COMMANDS, DIVISIONS / BRIGADE OR THEIR EQUIVALENT IN THE PAF AND PN TO THE AFP MILITARY PERSONNEL/UNITS FOR EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE RENDERED IN THE SUCCESSFUL ACCOMPLISHMENT OF THEIR MISSION WITH DISTINCTION.

OTHER FORMS OF AWARD


PEACE AND ORDER CAMPAIGN CERTIFICATE OR MERIT
IT IS AN AWARD CONFERRED BY THE CHIEF OF STAFF, AFP TO MILITARY PERSONNEL/UNIT AND CAFGU FOR EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE RENDERED IN THE DEFENSE OF THE STATE PARTICULARLY IN THE OPERATIONS AGAINST OUTLAWS, INSURGENTS, ETC.

TROPHIES CHIEF OF STAFF TROPHY


IT IS AN AWARD GIVEN BY THE CHIEF OF STAFF, AFP TO WINNING MILITARY ATHLETES/COMPETITORS ASSIGNED AT GHQ AND HSG, AFPWSSUs UNIFIED COMMANDS, AND MAJOR SERVICE COMMANDS TO RECOGNIZE THE VICTORY OBTAINED IN MILITARY ATHLETICS, SOCIAL FUNCTIONS AND CIVIC ACTION ACTIVITIES.

TROPHIES MAJOR SERVICE COMMAND TROPHY


IT IS AN AWARD GIVEN BY MAJOR SERVICE COMMANDERS TO MILITARY ATHLETES ASSIGNED WITH MAJOR SUBORDINATE UNITS TO RECOGNIZE THE VICTORY OBTAINED IN MILITARY ATHLETICS, SOCIAL FUNCTION AND CIVIC ACTION ACTIVITIES.

APPURTENANCES
A DIVICE ADDED OR ATTACHED TO THE BASIC DECORATION TO DISTINGUISH EACH DEED AND SUCCEEDING DEEDS OF ACHIEVEMENTS FALLING UNDER THE SAME CATEGORY OF THE DECORATION. INSTEAD OF AWARDING THE SAME DECORATION AND SERVICE MEDAL, AN APPURTENANCE IS SUBSTITUTED FOR THE MEDAL.

APPURTENANCES
BRONZE ANAHAW LEAF
SHALL BE AWARDED FOR THE FIRST, SECOND, THIRD AND FOURTH SUCCEEDING DEEDS INSTEAD OF THE MEDAL FOR VALOR, DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT STAR, DISTINGUISHED SERVICE STAR MEDAL, GOLD CROSS, NAVY CROSS PHILIPPINE LEGION OF HONOR, OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL, DISTINGUISHED AVIATION CROSS, BRONZE CROSS, KAGITINGAN SA BARANGAY, MILITARY MERIT MEDAL, SILVER WING MEDAL OR WOUNDED PERSONNEL MEDAL.

APPURTENANCES
SILVER ANAHAW LEAF
SHALL BE AWARDED FOR EVERY FIFTH SUCCEEDING BRONZE ANAHAW LEAF INSTEAD OF MEDAL FOR VALOR, DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT STAR, DISTINGUISHED SERVICE STAR MEDAL, GOLD CROSS, NAVY CROSS PHILIPPINE LEGION OF HONOR, OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL, DISTINGUISHED AVIATION CROSS, BRONZE CROSS, KAGITINGAN SA BARANGAY, MILITARY MERIT MEDAL, SILVER WING MEDAL OR WOUNDED PERSONNEL MEDAL.

APPURTENANCES

GOLD ANAHAW LEAF


SHALL BE AWARDED IN PLACE OF THE FIFTH SILVER ANAHAW LEAF.

APPURTENANCES
BRONZE EQUILATERAL TRIANGLE SHALL BE AWARDED FOR THE FIRST SECOND, THIRD AND FOURTH SUCCEEDING DEEDS INSTEAD OF MILITARY COMMENDATION MEDAL.

SILVER EQUILATERAL TRIANGLE SHALL BE AWARDED FOR EVERY FIFTH SUCCEEDING BRONZE EQUILATERAL TRIANGLE INSTEAD OF MILITARY COMMENDATION MEDAL. GOLD EQUILATERAL TRIANGLE SHALL BE AWARDED AFTER THE FOURTH SUCCEEDING DEEDS IN LIEU OF THE FIFTH SILVER EQUILATERAL TRIANGLE OF THE MILITARY COMMENDATION MEDAL.

APPURTENANCES
BRONZE SERVICE STAR SHALL BE AWARDED AND AFFIXED ON THE SERVICE (CAMPAIGN) RIBBON AND BADGE FOR EACH SUCCEEDING CAMPAIGN/MAJOR BATTLE ENGAGEMENT/PARTICIPATION IN UNIT MASSIVE OPERATIONS. SILVER SERVICE STAR INSTEAD OF THE FIFTH BRONZE SERVICE STAR, THIS SHALL BE AFFIXED ON THE SERVICE, (CAMPAIGN) RIBBON AND BADGE FOR EVERY FIFTH SUCCEEDING CAMPAIGN/MAJOR BATTLE ENGAGEMENT/PARCIPATION IN UNIT MASSIVE OPERATIONS. GOLD SERVICE STAR SHALL BE AWARDED IN PLACE OF THE FIFTH SILVER SERVICE STAR.

APPURTENANCES
BRONZE SPEARHEAD DIVICE
SHALL BE AWARDED FOR THE FIRST, SECOND, THIRD AND FOURTH SUCCEEDING DEEDS INSTEAD OF THE MILITARY MERIT MEDAL FOR HEROIC ACHIEVEMENT.

SILVER SPEARHEAD DIVICE


SHALL BE AWARDED FOR EVERY FIFTH SUCCEEDING DEEDS IN LIEU OF THE FIFTH BRONZE SPEARHEAD DIVICE.

GOLD SPEARHEAD DIVICE


SHALL BE AWARDED AFTER THE FOURTH SUCCEEDING DEEDS IN LIEU OF THE FIFTH SILVER SPEARHEAD DIVICE.