Created in 1942, the Legion of Merit Medal is granted to individuals who demonstrate an exceptional level of meritorious conduct. It may be awarded either to members of the United States Armed Forces or to members of foreign military and political bodies.
The Department of Transportation [Secretary's] Award for Superior Achievement Ribbon honors individuals who demonstrate excellence in the execution of their duties on behalf of the Department of Transportation.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff Distinguished Public Service Ribbon honors individuals not primarily employed by the United States government who make outstanding contributions or carry out other noteworthy service on behalf of the Department of Defense, Joint Staff, or subsidiary bodies in the spirit of public improvement. It is the highest public service award bestowed by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Now obsolete, the Coast Guard Auxiliary Air Observer Ribbon was awarded to members of the United States Coast Guard for performed meritorious service while searching for and assisting vessels and individuals in distress in and near waters.
The South Carolina National Guard Governor’s Unit Citation honors South Carolina National Guard units that set themselves apart from other comparable units through outstanding service.
The Louisiana National Guard Recruiting Ribbon honors Louisiana National Guard members who demonstrate honorable and exceptional service pertinent to strength combat readiness.
Established on October 15, 1984, the Massachusetts National Guard Humanitarian Service Medal honors Massachusetts National Guard members who carry out an act of valor or other noteworthy achievement subsequent to July 1, 1985 that does not entail military service but benefits the Massachusetts National Guard by repute or other renown.
Now obsolete, this medal has been replaced by the Kentucky Merit Ribbon.
The Kentucky Physical Fitness Ribbon is awarded to recognize members of the Kentucky National Guard who distinguish themselves by achieving a minimum score of 290 points on the Army PHysical Fitness Test and the highest score within their major command.