Order of Naval Merit (Brazil)
|Order of Naval Merit|
Vice Adm. John M. Richardson receives the Brazilian Order of Naval Merit
|Awarded by Brazilian Navy|
|Eligibility||Naval military personnel only|
|Awarded for||To those who have served with distinction in the Brazilian Navy or have contributed in some way to the Navy|
|Established||4 July 1934|
On the obverse side of the medal is the effigy of the republic, surrounded by a circle of blue enamel, on which is written the words "Naval Merit".
On the reverse side, the word "Brasil" is inscribed in the same blue circle. The medal is composed with a red grosgrain ribbon, or chamalotada, with a light blue stripe in the center.
The five grades are Grand Cross, Grand Officer, Commander, Officer, and Chevalier[dubious ].
- "The Federative Republic of Brazil: Order of Naval Merit". Medals of the World. 16 June 2007. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
- "Decree Nº 24.659". Planalto.gov.br (in Portuguese). 4 July 1934. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- "Decree Nº 3.400". Planalto.gov.br (in Portuguese). 3 April 2000. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
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