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  Legion of Merit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Legion of Merit is a military decoration of the United States armed forces that is awarded for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements.
The Officer of the Legion of Merit Medal is similar to the degree of Commander except the overall width is 1 7/8 inches (48 mm) and the pendant has a suspension ring instead of the wreath for attaching the ribbon.
The Legionnaire of the Legion of Merit Medal and the Legion of Merit Medal issued to U.S. personnel is the same as the degree of Officer, except the suspension ribbon does not have the medal replica.
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 Legion of Merit
The Legion of Merit is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States without degree for exceptionally outstanding conduct in the performance of meritorious service to the United States.
The first American recipient of the Legion of Merit was Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Ann Agnes Bernatitus, USN, whose award was approved on October 14, 1942 based on her service as a nurse during the campaign in the Manila-Bataan Peninsula areas from December of 1941 to April of 1942.
The first foreign recipient of the Legion of Merit in the grade of Legionnaire was Lieutenant de Vaisseau A. Bergeret of the Free French Navy and commander of the Corvette Roselys, whose award was approved on October 27, 1942.
members.tripod.com /usfighter/LOM.htm   (902 words)

  
 Navy Times - History in Blue: Legion of Merit began as an award for foreigners   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Legion of Merit, today usually given as a retirement award to long-serving senior officers and very senior noncommissioned officers, was created during World War II to recognize Allied military and civilian personnel.
To receive a Legion of Merit, an airman must have demonstrated “exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service and achievements.” Thus, a Legion of Merit for achievement requires the recipient to be in a key job or position and be a senior officer or very senior noncommissioned officer.
The obverse of the Legion of Merit is a five-pointed white star whose five arms are edged with purple enamel.
www.navytimes.com /story.php?f=1-292308-1652371.php   (676 words)

  
 Legion of Merit
The Legion of Merit was the first US decoration created specifically as an award for citizens of other nations, and it is the first awarded to have different degrees to conform with other nations.
Chief Commander of the Legion of Merit - awarded to chiefs of state or heads of government.
Commander of the Legion of Merit [above]- awarded to foreign recipients who are equivalent to a chief of staff in the United States, or to a leader lower than a head of state.
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 Vietnam Security Police Association (USAF), United States Air Force Medals: The Legion of Merit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
History: The Legion of Merit established by Act of Congress of 20 JUL 42, amended by an executive order of March 15, 1955.
The Legion of Merit was originally ranked directly below the Distinguished Service Medal in the Navy's pyramid of honor." This was changed by Navy directive number 49 of January 28, 1946, which placed the Legion of Merit immediately below the Silver Star, thus making it the Navy's fifth ranking decoration.
If a holder of the Legion of Merit in one degree is subsequently given another such award, it is never in a degree lower than the original one.
www.vspa.com /usaf-medals-lom.htm   (390 words)

  
 COMPACAF honors Legion of Merit recipient   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Former Chief of Air Force, Major General Lim Kim Choon, was presented with the United States' Legion of Merit.
The Legion of Merit award recogizes General Lim's efforts in strengthening the close relationship between the United States Air Force and the Republic of Singapore Air Force, during his service as CAF from April 2001 to March 2006.
The Legion of Merit award recognizes General Lim's efforts in strengthening the close relationship between the United States Air Force and the Republic of Singapore Air Force, during his service as CAF from April 2001 to March 2006. General Lim said that he was honored by the award.
www.pacaf.af.mil /news/story.asp?id=123026939   (207 words)

  
 Legion of Merit
The Legion of Merit was established by Act of Congress (Public Law 671, 77th Congress) approved July 20, 1942, and by Executive Order 9260 signed on October 29, 1942, by President
The first foreign recipient of the Legion of Merit in the grade of Legionnaire was Lieutenant
The first recipient of the Legion of Merit in the grade of Commander was Brigadier General
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 Legion of Merit
(2) Components: The decoration set for degree of Legionnaire and the Legion of Merit issued to U.S. personnel consists of the decoration, service ribbon and lapel button and is NSN 8455-00-262-3469.
The Legion of Merit is awarded to all members of the Armed Forces of the United States without reference to degree for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements.
Accordingly, these were the only American Officers awarded the Legion of Merit with a degree.
www.gruntsmilitary.com /lom.shtml   (1401 words)

  
 Legion of Merit: History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This program (similar to the Kiwanis International Legion of Honor Award - which begins at the 25th anniversary level) honors (and recognizes for their efforts) those Kiwanians who have served at least 5 years (or 10, 15, 20 years) in the service of their communities.
The New York District Legion of Merit owes it's existence to Carlos A. Nazario (as well as to the efforts of "co-creator" John Loughnan).
The first Legion of Merit issued (10 years) was justly awarded to Carlos A. Nazario (on or about November 18, 1988).
members.aol.com /SalPLS/LOM_History.htm   (489 words)

  
 Legion of Merit Award presented to Colonel Franz-Josef Nolte - United States Mission to Germany
Colonel Nolte, the German Air Attaché to the United States from September 2001 to May 2004, was awarded the Legion of Merit for outstanding professionalism displayed during this period of assignment in Washington, D.C. He was instrumental in strengthening the ties of friendship and cooperation between the United States and German Air Forces.
The Legion of Merit is awarded for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements.
An Act of Congress on 20 July 1942 established the Legion of Merit.
www.usembassy.de /germany/legion_of_merit.html   (192 words)

  
 Legion of Merit License Plate
A vehicle owner who has been awarded the Legion of Merit as established by the Congress of the United States.
A surviving spouse may continue to use the Legion of Merit plate.
A copy of the official military order DD214 or other documentation approved by the Iowa Office of the Adjutant General verifying the receipt of the Legion of Merit.
www.dot.state.ia.us /mvd/ovs/plates/merit.htm   (140 words)

  
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The Legion Cross of Merit (L.C.M.) was introduced in 1975 and is awarded for exceptional service, loyalty and devotion to the Legion.
On the obverse side is the badge of the Legion coloured in red and gilt.
The medal's ribbon is rust with green stripes at each edge with the green stripe being overlaid with a 1/16 inch yellow stripe.
www.geocities.com /lionelboxer/legion/lcm.html   (123 words)

  
 Legion of Merit (Rhodesia) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The breast star of the Grand Commander of the Legion of Merit, made of silver-gilt and studded with emeralds, used to illustrate a book cover.
The Legion of Merit was a Rhodesian order of merit awarded to both civilian and military recipients for service to Rhodesia.
There was a strong sex bias apparent in the award of the Rhodesian Legion of Merit; no women were ever made Grand Commander or Grand Officer; only one woman (Janet Smith, the wife of Prime Minister Ian Smith) was awarded the honour of Commander, and just two women became Officers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Legion_of_Merit_(Rhodesia)   (302 words)

  
 Legion of Merit (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters) | WesPAC
Legion of Merit (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Legion of Merit (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters)
An oak leaf cluster is a common device which is placed on military awards and decorations to denote those who have received more than one bestowal of a particular decoration.
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 LEGION OF MERIT
The Legion of Merit title is awarded to either a dog that has produced 4 or more SOM's and/or DOM's, or to a bitch that has produced 3 or more SOM's and/or DOM's.
My-R's Haybinder of Holly Lane, SOM, LOM --- 5
Utz v Dom of Mazelaine, SOM, LOM --- 4
intrends.tripod.com /LOM.html   (202 words)

  
 U.S. Army Individual Decorations
The performance must be such as to merit recognition for service which is clearly exceptional.
The lesser degree than that required for the award of the Legion of Merit must nevertheless have been meritorious and accomplished with distinction.
Awards may be made for acts of heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy or while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party, which are of a lesser degree than required for award of the Distinguished Flying Cross.
www.americal.org /awards/achv-svc.htm   (1909 words)

  
 Legion of Merit and Legion of Honor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
When do you make the presentation?  This is up to each club.  When the presentations are made do publicity within your club, your division, and to the district.  Do publicity to the public, which is a great way to let the community know about Kiwanis.
Use this form to order Legion of Merit pins for your long-time members who have served 5 years, 10 years, 15 years or 20 years.
Legion of Honor pins and certificate cost $12.00 plus $4.95 SandH (for orders under $25.) There is also an outstanding presentation folder for $5.95.
www.homestead.com /newenglandkiwanis/Legion_of_Merit/legion_of_merit.html   (437 words)

  
 eBay - legion ..., Comics, Militaria items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
LEGION OF THE LOST ~ Jaime Salazar ~ Trade Edition 2006
Legion 1992 DC Comic Book (40 Issue) Excellent Cond.
LEGION OF LOST SOULS Witchfire 3 Iron Kingdoms dandd d20
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 FReeper Canteen ~ The Legion of Merit ~ March 20, 2006
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff awarded a senior NATO officer the Legion of Merit today during a Pentagon ceremony.
The Legion of Merit, Degree of Commander, is the highest decoration U.S. officials award to foreign military members, personnel officials said.
Upon it was the The Legion of Merit.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1599394/posts   (4032 words)

  
 Arabian Legion Awards and Requirements
Arabian Legion of Supreme Honor and a Legion of Merit Champion -
Arabian Legion of Merit and a Legion of Excellence Champion
Arabian Legion of Supreme Merit and a Legion of Excellence Champion -
www.angelfire.com /ky/Lexington4/ArabAwards.html   (428 words)

  
 PROFESSOR RECEIVES LEGION OF MERIT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov. 7.--Citadel English professor, Philip W. Leon, will receive the Legion of Merit award on November 10 in the Greater Issues Room of Mark Clark Hall.
The Legion of Merit is one of the highest peacetime awards given to members of the military.
He holds a Ph.D. in English from Vanderbilt University, is the author of three books on literary subjects, and has published numerous articles in academic journals.
www.citadel.edu /pao/newsreleases/archives/fall97/nr97nov7.html   (248 words)

  
 LEGION OF MERIT
Chief Commander: (1) Description: On a wreath of Green laurel joined at the bottom by a Gold bow-knot (rosette), a domed five-pointed White star bordered Crimson, points reversed with v-shaped extremities tipped with a Gold ball.
Legionnaire/Legion of Merit: (1) Description: The design is the same as the degree of Officer, except the suspension ribbon does not have the medal replica.
Policy for awards, approving authority, supply, and issue of decorations is contained in Army Regulation 600-8-22.
www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil /Awards/LOM1.html   (1385 words)

  
 Retired reservist, USC teacher gets Legion of Merit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Retired Army Reservist Tom Smedley holds his Legion of Merit award in his home in Bethel Park.
The award, the Legion of Merit, recognizes exceptionally meritorious conduct.
In recommending Smedley for the Legion of Merit, Maj. Lawrence R. Habig, an engineer who served with Smedley in the 99th, wrote that Smedley's "exceptional leadership, professionalism and superior organizational skills" allowed the Army Reserve Installation Management to reach all its goals during his tenure.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05054/461311.stm   (519 words)

  
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Criteria for members of the Armed Forces of the United States are as follows: (1) The performance must have been such as to merit recognition of key individuals for service rendered in a clearly exceptional manner.
The only exception to this requirement is that Headquarters, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center (CAC) may approve retirement Legions of Merit awards for all non-general officer personnel.
Legion of Merit submissions will include a completed and signed DA Form 638 (same as for the Distinguished Service Medal), a narrative description of accomplishments and achievements (not to exceed 2 double-spaced pages), and a proposed citation (not to exceed 12 lines).
www.tradoc.army.mil /tpubs/misc/Awards/seniorldr.doc   (6542 words)

  
 James Madison University - NICK SWAYNE RECEIVES LEGION OF MERIT FOR ARMY CAREER
The Legion of Merit was established by Congress in 1942 to recognize Allied military and civilian personnel contributions during World War II.
The award is based on the overall performance of cadets in ROTC programs in academic performance, leadership demonstrations, physical conditioning and the collective scores of cadets in various training programs.
The Legion of Merit acknowledges Swayne's exceptionally meritorious service throughout his Army career.
www.jmu.edu /jmuweb/general/news/general7755.shtml   (524 words)

  
 Legion Of Merit Service Medal Display Recognition
An unaltered photocopy of your DD-214, WD AGO, NAVPERS, NG or other military issued document clearly displaying your award of the Legion Of Merit.
The decoration of the Legion of Merit, in the degrees of Commander, Officer, and Legionnaire, shall be awarded by the Secretary of Defense or his designee, after concurrence by the Secretary of State, to members of the armed forces of friendly foreign nations.
Recommendations for awards of the Legion of Merit, in the degree of Chief Commander, to members of the armed forces of friendly foreign nations shall be submitted by the Secretary of Defense, after concurrence by the Secretary of State, to the President for his approval.
www.amervets.com /replacement/lom.htm   (1808 words)

  
 Arabian Nights ~*~Half-Arabian Legion Awards and Requirements~*~
Half-Arabian Legion of Supreme Honor and Legion of Merit Champion -
Half-Arabian Legion of Supreme Merit and Legion of Excellence Champion -
Awarded to any individual stallion, mare, or gelding after it has won 180 or more points accumulated as follows: at least 84 points in Breeding and In-Hand classes, and at least 84 points in performance classes, racing, or endurance rides.
www.angelfire.com /ky/Lexington4/HalfAwards.html   (435 words)

  
 Prison-camp scribe’s kin to accept Legion of Merit
The family of the late Ewell Ross McCright of Benton will receive McCright’s Legion of Merit medal Friday at 1 p.m.
The Legion of Merit is the seventh highest award a member of the U.S. Armed Forces can receive.
The AP will not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions therefrom or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof or for any damages arising from any of the foregoing.
www.ardemgaz.com /ShowStoryprev.asp?Path=ArDemocrat/2004/10/19&ID=Ar01004&Section=Arkansas   (376 words)

  
 Ambassador Weiser presents Legion of Merit medal to General Milan Cerovský [December 17, 2004]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
At a ceremony on Friday, December 17, at the United States Embassy in Bratislava, U.S. Ambassador Ronald Weiser presented the U.S. Legion of Merit medal, Degree of Commander, to General Milan Cerovský, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Slovakia.
The Legion of Merit was created on July 20, 1942, as the first American decoration awarded to citizens of other nations.
Chief of the Slovak General Staff General Milan Cerovský will receive the Legion of Merit in the degree of commander.
bratislava.usembassy.gov /pas/pr084en.html   (399 words)

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