There are hundreds of ribbons on the military ribbon chart representing the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. The three highest ribbons on the chart are the Army Medal of Honor, the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Medal of Honor and the Air Force Medal of Honor. The chart places ribbons by order of precedence, the three highest levels of precedence are US military personal decorations, US military unit awards and US non-military personal decorations.
Military personal decorations include the medal of honor, the Army distinguished service cross, the Navy cross, the Air Force cross and the Coast Guard cross.
Distinguished service medals include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Homeland Security Distinguished Service Medal and the Army/Navy/Air Force/Coast Guard Distinguished Services Medals. The Silver Star, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit and Distinguished Flying Cross are also distinguished service medals.
Medals for non-combat heroism include the Soldier's Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Medal, Airman's Medal and Coast Guard Medal. Also included is the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal and Air Achievement Medal.
Upper tier Unit Awards include the Army and Air Force Presidential Unit Citation, the Navy and Marine Corps Presidential Unit Citation and Coast Guard Presidential Unit Citation. The Presidential Medal of Freedom and Presidential Citizens Medal are examples of US non-military personal decorations. The US Marine Corps issues many fewer ribbons than other branches of the armed forces