The Federative Republic of Brazil: Order of Merit for Defence
Ordem do Mérito da Defensa
Ribbon: Equal stripes of green, white and blue.
Instituted: 11 June 2002 by President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, replacing the Order of Merit of the Armed Forces.
Awarded: For service to the armed forces or defence of the nation.
Grades: 5 (Grand Cross, Grand Officer, Commander, Officer and Knight).
Page last updated: 4 July 2007