Starfleet Awards and Decorations

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A list of Starfleet decorations, medals, ribbons and other awards of merit, service, or participation.

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Medals

Medal Description Recipients
Christopher Pike Medal of Valor The Christoper Pike Medal of Valor is a medal of high distinction awarded to Starfleet officers in a command position in recognition of remarkable leadership, meritorious conduct and acts of personal bravery in action. It is named for former Fleet Captain Christopher Pike.
Cochrane Medal of Excellence The Cochrane Medal of Excellence is awarded to United Federation of Planets citizens who perform outstanding feats in various areas. It was named for Zefram Cochrane.
Combat Action Ribbon The Combat Action Ribbon is awarded to those officers and/or enlisted personnel of Starfleet or the Starfleet Marine Corps who have engaged in any kind of direct combat, from fleet actions to hand-to-hand action. Historically, this medal has been awarded to those whose vessel has been boarded or whose location was occupied by a hostile force.
Combat Readiness Ribbon Awarded to officers, warrant officers, and non-commissioned members of Starfleet or the Starfleet Marine Corps who have demonstrated superior combat abilities while in active operations against an enemy of the United Federation of Planets.
Golden Starburst The Golden Starburst is awarded for extraordinary heroism, not justifying the award of a Federation Star or Starfleet Medal of Honor, to any person who, while a member of Starfleet engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force against an enemy of the Federation. The act of or acts of heroism must have been so notable and have involved risk of life so extraordinary as to set the individual apart from his or her comrades.
Grankite Order of Tactics The Grankite Order of Tactics is an award given to Starfleet or Starfleet Marine Corps officers for creating a battle tactic.
Legion of Honor The Legion of Honor is a commendation given by Starfleet to honorable Starfleet members.
Legion of Merit (Command) Awarded to any officer in a command position in Starfleet or the Starfleet Marine Corps who has distinguished himself through exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of his duties and further shows outstanding services or achievements. The performance must have been such as to merit recognition of key individuals for service rendered in a clearly exceptional manner.
Legion of Merit (Officer) Awarded to any officer not in a command position in Starfleet or the Starfleet Marine Corps who has distinguished himself through exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of his duties and further shows outstanding services or achievements. The performance must have been such as to merit recognition of key individuals for service rendered in a clearly exceptional manner.
Legion of Merit (Enlisted) Awarded to any enlisted member in Starfleet or the Starfleet Marine Corps who has distinguished himself through exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of his duties and further shows outstanding services or achievements. The performance must have been such as to merit recognition of key individuals for service rendered in a clearly exceptional manner.
Marine Corps Cross of Gallantry The Marine Corps Cross of Gallantry is awarded to any Starfleet Marine who goes out of their way to to help Starfleet officers, United Federation of Planets personnel, or United Federation of Planets protectorates or allied civilians.
Outstanding Cadet Ribbon This award is given to those individuals who, at any point during their education at Starfleet Academy, went above and beyond what was required of them, and maintained the standard that exemplifies the tradition of a Starfleet officer.
Outstanding Unit Citation This award is granted to units which have distinguished themselves by exceptionally meritorious service or outstanding achievement that clearly sets the unit above and apart from similar units. The services include: performance of exceptionally meritorious service, accomplishment of a specific outstanding achievement of significance, combat operations against an armed enemy of the the United Federation of Planets, or military operations involving conflict with or exposure to hostile actions by an opposing foreign force.
Prisoner of War Ribbon Awarded to members of Starfleet or the Starfleet Marine Corps who have been held captive as a prisoner of war at any given time.
Solar Cross Medal of Mercy The Solar Cross is a medal of distinction that Starfleet gives out to personnel who risk life, or serious bodily harm, in order to save the lives of innocent souls from a clear and present danger to the United Federation of Planets.
Star Cross The Star Cross is a medal of distinction that Starfleet gives out to personnel who risk life, or serious bodily harm, in order to save the life of another.
Starfleet Decoration for Gallantry The Starfleet Decoration of Gallantry is a medal given to Starfleet or Starfleet Marine Corps personnel who show extreme bravery in the line of duty.
Starfleet Extended Tour Ribbon The Extended Tour Ribbon is a decoration issued to Starfleet or Starfleet Marine Corps personnel who have fulfilled or exceeded an obligated tour of duty.
Starfleet Medal of Commendation The Starfleet Medal of Commendation is an award awarded to Starfleet or Starfleet Marine Corps personnel for conspicuous acts of valor and heroism.
Starfleet Medal of Honor The Starfleet Medal of Honor is a medal of the highest distinction that the Commander, Starfleet, at the recommendation of the Federation Council, bestows onto Starfleet or Starfleet Marine Corps personnel who go above and beyond the call of duty in their service to the Federation, often sacrificing life and limb to preserve, defend and protect the life of another sentient being, and recognizes valor and bravery in action above and beyond the call of duty.
Wounds Ribbon (Purple Heart) Awarded to any member of Starfleet or Starfleet Marine Corps who has been wounded in combat while in the line of duty.

Campaign Awards

These are awards given by Starfleet or the Starfleet Marine Corps to personnel, regardless of rank or position, who participated in specific battles, campaigns, or operations that directly benefit the welfare of the entire Federation. This is one of the few awards that are freely awarded, by the Federation Council, to participating civilians.

Award Description Recipients
Battle of Beta Veldonna Ribbon (First) Recognizes the participation of the recipient in the first Battle of Beta Veldonna against the OOR.
Second Battle of Beta Veldonna Ribbon Recognizes the participation of the recipient in the second Battle of Beta Veldonna against the OOR.
Battle of Hellesport Ribbon Recognizes the participation by the recipient in the Battle of Hellesport against the OOR.
Commendations A commanding officer, or Starfleet itself, may enter a formal commendation or an official citation on Starfleet or Starfleet Marine Corps personnel's permanent service record. The commendations vary in nature, and must be approved by either Starfleet Command or Starfleet Personnel before being permanently attached to any service record.

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