List of Civil Awards and Decorations
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List of Civil Awards and Decorations

This list of civil awards and decorations is a partial index to articles about notable civil awards and decorations. It excludes Law enforcement awards and honors and ecclesiastical decorations, which are covered by separate lists. See Category:Civil awards and decorations by country for a more complete list by country.


Country Award Venue / sponsor Notes
Europe AE-COPSD European Police Cross of Honor (Croix d'Honneur du Policier Européen) European Association of Bodies and Public Organizations of Security and Defense Valor or Meritorious Service[1]
United States Barnard Medal for Meritorious Service to Science Columbia University Meritorious service to science[2]
United States Freedom Medal Church of Scientology Bringing greater freedom to mankind[3]
United States Freedom Medal of Valor Church of Scientology Humanitarian work of a larger global scale[4]
Albania National Flag Order President of Albania Extraordinary contributions for the sublimation of the Albanian nation and Albania[5]
International Order for the International Merit of Blood International Federation of Blood Donor Organizations Personalities who made a special contribution to promote the regular, anonymous, voluntary, non-remunerated gift of blood in the world[6]
Zambia Order of the Eagle of Zambia Zambia Grand Commander, Grand Officer, Officer and Member[7]
Philippines Outstanding Manilan Award City of Manila Business, communications, diplomacy, finance, public service and spiritual leadership[8]
North Korea People's Prize People's Prize Awarding Commission Best achievements in creative fields[9]
Sweden Right Livelihood Award Right Livelihood Award Foundation Practical and exemplary solutions to the most urgent challenges facing the world today[10]
United States Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership American University School of Public Affairs U.S. Federal government executive leadership[11][12]

Fire service awards and honors

Country Award Notes
United States Arthur B. Guise Medal Awarded by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers for eminent achievement in the advancement of the science and technology of fire protection engineering[13]
Australia Australian Fire Service Medal Distinguished service[14]
United Kingdom Colonial Fire Brigades Long Service Medal Long service in the fire services of the colonies and overseas territories of the United Kingdom[15][16][17][18]
United Kingdom Fire Brigade Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Long service[19]
Canada Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal Long service[20]
Soviet Union Medal "For Courage in a Fire" Deeds of courage and of leadership while fighting fires[21][22]
New Zealand New Zealand Fire Brigades Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Long service[23]
United Kingdom Queen's Fire Service Medal Distinguished service or gallantry[24]

Honorary citizens

Polar exploration

Country Award Venue / sponsor Notes
United States Arctic "A" Device United States Armed Forces Service within the Arctic Circle
Norway Antarctic Medal Sixth Norwegian Antarctic Expedition
United States Antarctica Service Medal United States Armed Forces Service in Antarctica
Australia Australian Antarctic Medal Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions
United States Coast Guard Arctic Service Medal United States Coast Guard Service within the Arctic Circle
United States Jeannette Medal Jeannette expedition 1879-1881 attempt to reach the North Pole
Norway Maudheim medal Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition
United Kingdom Polar Medal Monarchy of the United Kingdom Extreme human endeavour against the appalling weather and conditions that exist in the Arctic and Antarctic
United States United States Antarctic Expedition Medal United States Antarctic Service Expedition

See also


  1. ^ AECOPSD : Association Européenne de membres de Corps et Organismes Publics de Sécurité et de Défense : Les Décorations, AECOPSD, retrieved
  2. ^ "Report on the F. A. P. Barnard Medal". Annual Report - National Academy of Sciences: 67. 1908. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ Church of Scientology. "Freedom Medal Winners". Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ Ortega, Tony. "Tom Cruise shows up with his Scientology 'Freedom Medal of Valor' in London". Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ Order for International Merit of Blood, FIODS, retrieved
  7. ^ "Zambia: Order of the Eagle of Zambia". Retrieved 2019.
  8. ^ Macairan, Evelyn (2011-06-26). "STAR president honored as Outstanding Manilan". The Philippine Star. Retrieved .
  9. ^ Robert A. Scalapino; Chong-Sik Lee (1972). Communism in Korea: The society. University of California Press. p. 1395. ISBN 978-0-520-02274-4.
  10. ^ Ministry for Foreign Affairs (26 September 2013). "The 2013 Right Livelihood Laureates announced". Government Offices of Sweden. Archived from the original on 3 March 2014. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "Norman A. Carlson Received Jones Award", American Journal of Correction, 40, p. 34, 1978, retrieved 2013
  12. ^ Frances Sauve (April 30, 1981), "American University's Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership will be presented May 9", The Washington Post
  13. ^ "Arthur B. Guise". Society of Fire Protection Engineers. Archived from the original on 19 February 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  14. ^ Australian Fire Service Medal, It's an Honour, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Australian Government
  15. ^ "No. 45518". The London Gazette. 11 November 1971. p. 12241.
  16. ^ "No. 41285". The London Gazette (Supplement). 14 January 1958. p. 365.Confirms separate Fire Brigade and Police medals.
  17. ^ "No. 60172". The London Gazette. 14 June 2012. p. 11416.
  18. ^ (2011). "British Overseas Territories Act 2002". The National Archives.(Accessed 18 January 2019)
  19. ^ "No. 56878". The London Gazette (Supplement). 17 March 2003. p. 3352.
  20. ^ FIRE SERVICES EXEMPLARY SERVICE MEDAL REGULATIONS (PDF). Ottawa: The Chancellery of Honours. 2006. pp. 2-7. ISBN 9781100540337.
  21. ^ "Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of October 31, 1957" (in Russian). Legal Library of the USSR. 1957-10-31. Retrieved .
  22. ^ "Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of July 18, 1980 No 2523-X" (in Russian). Legal Library of the USSR. 1980-07-18. Retrieved .
  23. ^ "The New Zealand Fire Brigades Long Service and Good Conduct Medal". New Zealand Legislation. Parliamentary Counsel Office. Retrieved 2013.
  24. ^ "It's An Honour has a new home". Retrieved 2017.

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