Order of Military Merit

BRA053  Ordem do Mérito da Defesa

  • Order instituted by Decree 24660 of 11 July 1934.
  • Order awarded to members of the Brazilian Army and the armies of friendly nations who contributed significantly to the National Brazilian Army through exceptional services.
  • Order awarded in five grades: Grand Cross, Grand Officer, Commander, Officer and Knight.
  • There are two types of the order.

Federative Republic of Brazil