Legion of Merit

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Legion of Merit
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TypeOrder of merit
EligibilityMembers of the Uniformed Services of the United States and political and military leaders of allied states.
Awarded forExceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements
StatusCurrently awarded
Precedence
Next (higher)Defense Superior Service Medal
Next (lower)Distinguished Flying Cross
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Service ribbon

The Legion of Merit (LOM) is a military award of the United States Armed Forces. It is given for great outstanding services and achievements. The decoration is given to members of the eight uniformed services of the United States[5] as well as to military and political figures of foreign governments.

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  4. "Data" (PDF). media.defense.gov. 2017.
  5. [1] Note: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Amendments Act of 2012 amended the Legion of Merit to be awarded to any uniformed service.