Military Factory

U.S. Military Medals and Ribbons Identification

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 1/8/2016

As is the case with every soldier, every individual medal and ribbon holds a story all its own.





Below are showcased the various medals / ribbons that have been awarded to members of the United States military throughout the nation's history. The colors showcased for each are only representative of their real-life counterparts as age / fading may present differences, sometimes making precise identification difficult. There are a total of (57) U.S. Military Medals / Service Ribbons in the Military Factory database. Entries are listed in alphabetical order.



Picture of the Afghanistan Campaign Medal military ribbon
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Picture of the Air Force Aerial Achievement Medal military ribbon
Air Force Aerial Achievement Medal
Picture of the Air Force Airman's Medal military ribbon
Air Force Airman's Medal
Picture of the Air Medal military ribbon
Air Medal
Picture of the American Campaign Medal military ribbon
American Campaign Medal
Picture of the American Defense Service Medal military ribbon
American Defense Service Medal
Picture of the Antarctica Service Medal military ribbon
Antarctica Service Medal
Picture of the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal military ribbon
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Picture of the Army Achievement Medal military ribbon
Army Achievement Medal
Picture of the Army Commendation Medal military ribbon
Army Commendation Medal
Picture of the Army Occupation of Germany, World War 1 military ribbon
Army Occupation of Germany, World War 1
Picture of the Army of Cuban Occupation Medal military ribbon
Army of Cuban Occupation Medal
Picture of the Army of Cuban Pacification Medal military ribbon
Army of Cuban Pacification Medal
Picture of the Army of Occupation of Puerto Rico Medal military ribbon
Army of Occupation of Puerto Rico Medal
Picture of the Army of Occupation Service Medal, World War 2 military ribbon
Army of Occupation Service Medal, World War 2
Picture of the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal military ribbon
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Picture of the Auxiliary Distinguished Service Award (USCG) military ribbon
Auxiliary Distinguished Service Award (USCG)
Picture of the Bronze Star Medal military ribbon
Bronze Star Medal
Picture of the China Campaign Medal military ribbon
China Campaign Medal
Picture of the Civil War Campaign Medal military ribbon
Civil War Campaign Medal
Picture of the Distinguished Flying Cross military ribbon
Distinguished Flying Cross
Picture of the Distinguished Service Cross military ribbon
Distinguished Service Cross
Picture of the Distinguished Service Medal military ribbon
Distinguished Service Medal
Picture of the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal military ribbon
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
Picture of the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal military ribbon
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Picture of the Good Conduct Medal (Army) military ribbon
Good Conduct Medal (Army)
Picture of the Guardian Medal, The (USCG) military ribbon
Guardian Medal, The (USCG)
Picture of the Indian Campaign Medal military ribbon
Indian Campaign Medal
Picture of the Iraq Campaign Medal military ribbon
Iraq Campaign Medal
Picture of the Joint Service Achievement military ribbon
Joint Service Achievement
Picture of the Joint Service Commendation military ribbon
Joint Service Commendation
Picture of the Korean Service Medal military ribbon
Korean Service Medal
Picture of the Kosovo Campaign Medal military ribbon
Kosovo Campaign Medal
Picture of the Legion of Merit military ribbon
Legion of Merit
Picture of the Legion of Merit (USCG) military ribbon
Legion of Merit (USCG)
Picture of the Medal for Humane Action (Berlin Airlift) military ribbon
Medal for Humane Action (Berlin Airlift)
Picture of the Medal of Honor military ribbon
Medal of Honor
Picture of the Meritorious Service Medal military ribbon
Meritorious Service Medal
Picture of the Mexican Border Service Medal military ribbon
Mexican Border Service Medal
Picture of the Mexican Service Medal military ribbon
Mexican Service Medal
Picture of the National Defense Service Medal military ribbon
National Defense Service Medal
Picture of the Navy Occupation Service Medal, World War 2 military ribbon
Navy Occupation Service Medal, World War 2
Picture of the Philippine Campaign Medal military ribbon
Philippine Campaign Medal
Picture of the Philippine Congressional Medal military ribbon
Philippine Congressional Medal
Picture of the Plaque of Merit (USCG) military ribbon
Plaque of Merit (USCG)
Picture of the Prisoner of War Medal military ribbon
Prisoner of War Medal
Picture of the Purple Heart military ribbon
Purple Heart
Picture of the Reserve Components Achievement Medal (Army) military ribbon
Reserve Components Achievement Medal (Army)
Picture of the Silver Star military ribbon
Silver Star
Picture of the Soldier's Medal military ribbon
Soldier's Medal
Picture of the Southwest Asia Service Medal military ribbon
Southwest Asia Service Medal
Picture of the Spanish Campaign Medal (Army) military ribbon
Spanish Campaign Medal (Army)
Picture of the Spanish War Service Medal military ribbon
Spanish War Service Medal
Picture of the Vietnam Service Medal military ribbon
Vietnam Service Medal
Picture of the Women's Army Corps Service Medal military ribbon
Women's Army Corps Service Medal
Picture of the World War 1 Victory Medal military ribbon
World War 1 Victory Medal
Picture of the World War 2 Victory Medal military ribbon
World War 2 Victory Medal