Israeli military decorations


Israeli military decorations

The Israeli Military decorations are the decorations awarded to soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces who exhibit extraordinary bravery and courage.

Its decorations consist of the Medal of Valor (the highest decoration in the IDF), the Medal of Courage, and the Medal of Distinguished Service. It also includes the Citations (Tzalash), which are awarded in four classes.

Three soldiers share the title of being the most decorated soldier of the IDF: Major Nechemya Cohen (1943-1967), General Ehud Barak (formerly Chief of Staff, later Defense Minister and Prime Minister, born 1942), and Major Amitai Hason. All have five decorations: one Medal of Distinguished Service and four Chief Of Staff Citations.

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Decorations

Medal of Valor.JPG Medal of Valor
The highest decoration
Medal of Courage.JPG Medal of Courage
Medal of Distinguished Service.JPG Medal of Distinguished Service

Citations (Tzalash)

Zrm.svg Chief Of Staff (Ramatkal) Citation
Zla.svg Head of Regional Command (Aluf) Citation
Zma.svg Divisional Commander Citation
Zmh.svg Brigade Commander Citation

Campaign ribbons

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Campaign ribbons awarded for service during war. Citation is worn on the campaign ribbon in times of war .

Independence war ribbon.jpg War of Independence
Sinai war ribbon.jpg Sinai War
Six day war ribbon.jpg Six Day War
Hatasharibon.jpg War of Attrition
Yomkippurribon.jpg Yom Kippur War
Lebanon war ribbon.jpg First Lebanon War
Lebanon2ribon.jpg Second Lebanon War

Service ribbons

Israeli veteran.jpg

Service ribbons awarded for activity in the struggle for the establishment of Israel.

Hashomer Ribbon.jpg Hashomer Ribbon
Nili Ribbon.jpg Nili Ribbon
Ha-Hitnadvut.jpg Jewish Legion Ribbon
Hagana Ribbon.jpg Haganah Ribbon
Etzel Ribbon.jpg Etzel Ribbon
LehiRibbon.jpg Lehi Ribbon
Mishmar Ribbon.jpg Mishmar Ribbon
Fighters against Nazis Ribbon.jpg Fighters against Nazis Ribbon

Other ribbons

Chief of Staff Medal of Appreciation
Hero Of Israel.jpg Hero of Israel
(1948)
Qatamon Medal
(1948)
Decoration of State Warriors.jpg Decoration of State Warriors
Mandate Prisoners Decoration.jpg Mandate Prisoners Decoration
Eliyahu Golomb Israel Security Award.JPG Eliyahu Golomb Israel Security Award

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