Medal of Honor entitlements
a. Medal of Honor Roll. Each person whose name is placed on the Medal of Honor Roll is certified to the Veterans Administration as being entitled to receive a special pension each month. Payment will be made by the Veterans Administration beginning as of the date of application (see 38 USC 1562). The payment of this special pension is in addition to, and does not deprive the pensioner of any other pension, benefit, right, or privilege to which he or she is or may thereafter be entitled.
b. Supplemental uniform allowance. Enlisted recipients of the MOH are entitled to a supplemental uniform allowance (see AR 700–84).
c. Air transportation. See DOD 4515.13–R for information on air transportation of MOH awardees. Recipients are issued a special MOH travel card signed by the SECARMY that entitles recipients who are not on active duty or a military retiree to use space available military air transportation.
d. Commissary privileges. See AR 600–8–14 for commissary privileges for MOH awardees and their eligible Family members.
e. Identification cards. See AR 600–8–14 for information on identification cards for MOH awardees and their eligible Family members.
f. Admission to U.S. Service academies. Children of MOH awardees, otherwise qualified, are not subject to quota requirements for admission to any of the U.S. Service Academies (see U.S. Service Academies’ annual catalogs). g. Exchange privileges. See AR 600–8–14 for information on exchange privileges for MOH recipients and their eligible Family members.
h. Burial honors. Burial honors for MOH recipients are identical to those who become deceased while on active duty (see AR 638–8 and AR 600–25), except that the Veterans Affairs provides a specially engraved headstone for deceased recipients of the MOH.
i. Presidential inaugurations. MOH recipients receive invitations to attend Presidential inaugurations and accompanying festivities. Recipients on active duty and those who are U.S. Government civilian employees have traditionally been authorized administrative absence instead of chargeable leave to attend these events.
1–41. Order of precedence-awards and decorations
a. Decorations, the AGCM, service medals, and service ribbons are ranked in the following order of precedence when worn or displayed:
(1) U.S. military decorations.
(2) U.S. nonmilitary decorations.
(3) POW Medal.
(5) U.S. Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (ARCAM).
(6) U.S. service medals and service ribbons.
(7) U.S. Merchant Marine decorations.
(8) Foreign decorations (excluding service medals and ribbons).
(9) Non-U.S. service medals and ribbons.
b. The order of precedence for wear within the various classes of medals and service ribbons is stated in AR 670–1 and DA Pam 670–1.
c. Decorations, service medals, badges, tabs, and appurtenances are illustrated in DA Pam 670–1 and are available online at TIOH Web site (http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/).
1–42. Order of precedence-service medals and service ribbons a. Order of precedence for the following U.S. service medals and service ribbons is:
(1) World War I Victory Medal.
(2) Army of Occupation of Germany Medal.
(3) American Defense Service Medal (ADSM).
(4) Women’s Army Corps Service Medal.
(5) American Campaign Medal.
(6) Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal.
(7) European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal.
(8) World War II Victory Medal.
(9) Army of Occupation Medal.
(10) Medal of Humane Action.
(11) National Defense Service Medal (NDSM).
(12) Korean Service Medal (KSM).
(13) Antarctica Service Medal.
(14) Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM).
(15) Vietnam Service Medal (VSM).
(16) Southwest Asia Service Medal (SWASM).
(17) Kosovo Campaign Medal (KCM).
(18) Afghanistan Campaign Medal (ACM).
(19) Iraq Campaign Medal (ICM).
(20) Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (GWOTEM).
(21) Global War on Terrorism Service Medal (GWOTSM).
(22) Korea Defense Service Medal (KDSM).
(23) Armed Forces Service Medal (AFSM).
(25) Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (MOVSM).
(26) Army Sea Duty Ribbon (ASDR).
(27) Armed Forces Reserve Medal (AFRM).
(28) Noncommissioned officer Professional Development Ribbon (NCOPDR).
(29) Army Service Ribbon.
(30) Overseas Service Ribbon (OSR).
(31) Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (ARCOTR).
(32) Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon.
b. Order of precedence for the following non-U.S. service awards is:
(1) Philippine Defense Ribbon.
(2) Philippine Liberation Ribbon.
(3) Philippine Independence Ribbon.
(4) United Nations Service Medal.
(5) Inter-American Defense Board Medal.
(6) United Nations Medal (UNM).
(7) NATO Medal.
(8) Multinational Force and Observers Medal.
(9) Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
(10) Kuwait Liberation Medal-Saudi Arabia (KLM–SA).
(11) Kuwait Liberation Medal-Kuwait (KLM–KU).
(12) Korean War Service Medal (KWSM).
Ref. AR 600-8-22