How do Marines wear 4 medals?

How do Marines wear 4 medals?

Marines may wear up to four medals side by side on a 3 inch bar. A maximum of seven medals may be overlapped (not to exceed 50% with the right or inboard medal shown in full).

How should medals be mounted?

Wearing Military Medals: When wearing your own medals, they should be mounted in the correct order of wear (see below) and attached to your garment on your left breast. If you are wearing medals awarded to a next of kin, these would be worn on the right breast.

How do Navy mount large medals?

Slide your medals onto the medal rack, starting with the top, furthest left. Move it into place on the far left of the rack. Slide your next medal from the right side of the rack. Pull it up over the first medal.

How do you attach medals to uniforms?

Wear official medals on the left, using a metal bar.

  1. The center of the holding bar should be parallel to the ground.
  2. The most senior medal should be on the right side of the bar in the position furthest away from the left shoulder.
  3. Commemorative or nonofficial awards, when worn, should be placed on the right side.

How do I display my medals?

Hanging Your Medals. Hang your medals from a display shelf with hanging hooks. Purchase a display shelf with hanging hooks that are attached to a wooden strip that runs underneath the length of the shelf. Medals with ribbons can be hung from the hooks, while medals that cannot be hung can be placed on the above shelf.

How do you display war medals in a frame?

The medals are displayed in the frame by using two hooks that are fixed into the backing, so you just unhook them to get them out and hook them back over to put them back in the frame. The only limitation with this design is you can only include the medals, photos and a plaque.

How do you frame award medals?


  1. Gently fold back the metal retaining clips to remove the backing board and complete mount from the frame.
  2. Feed the ribbon of each medal through the pre-cut slots, adjusting them until they are level and the medals are in line and in the correct order.

What is medal mounting?

Swing Mounting or Free Style (as it is sometimes called) is where the medals are mounted in such a way that the medals swing freely from a medal bar and are not secured to a backing/mounting board which is seen from the front. When medals are swing mounted both the obverse and the reverse of the medals can be seen.

What is a mounted medal?

Before a Decoration or Medal can be worn, it must be provided with a broach pin attached to a uniform jacket or coat. This is called mounting and there are two recognised forms. A medal is said to be “Swing Mounted” when it is suspended by its ribbon from a brooch pin.

What are some US military awards?

Medal of Honor. The most prestigious of all U.S.

  • Distinguished Service Cross. This medal of America is awarded to soldiers who have risked their life while displaying extraordinary heroism in battle.
  • Navy Cross.
  • Air Force Cross.
  • Distinguished Flying Cross.
  • Purple Heart Medal.
  • What is Army Service Medal?

    Distinguished Service Medal (U.S. Army) The Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) is a military award of the United States Army that is presented to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the United States military, has distinguished himself or herself by exceptionally meritorious service to the Government in a duty of great responsibility.