Order of Aeronautical Merit (Brazil)

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Order of Aeronautical Merit
Awarded by Brazilian Air Force
Country  Brazil
Type State Order
Awarded for Distinguished service and exceptional contributions to the Brazilian Air Force.
Established 1 November 1943

The Order of Aeronautical Merit (Portuguese: Ordem do Mérito Aeronáutico) is an award of the Brazilian Air Force, established on 1 November 1943 by President Getúlio Vargas. The order is presented in five grades and recognizes distinguished service and exceptional contributions to the Brazilian Air Force.[1]


The order is awarded in the following grades:[2]

  • BRA Ordem do Mérito Aeronáutico Grã-Cruz.png Grand Cross (Grã-Cruz)
  • BRA Ordem do Mérito Aeronáutico Grande Oficial.png Grand Officer (Grande Oficial)
  • BRA Ordem do Mérito Aeronáutico Comendador.png Commander (Comendador)
  • BRA Ordem do Mérito Aeronáutico Oficial.png Officer (Oficial)
  • BRA Ordem do Mérito Aeronáutico Cavaleiro.png Knight (Cavaleiro)

Notable recipients


  1. ^ Robertson, Megan C. (14 July 2007). "The Federative Republic of Brazil: Order of Aeronautical Merit". Medals of the World. Retrieved 2011-09-20. 
  2. ^ "DECRETO No 3.446, DE 4 DE MAIO DE 2000. Aprova o Regulamento da Ordem do Mérito Aeronáutico e dá outras providências". Palácio do Planalto (in Portuguese). Presidência da República Casa Civil Subchefia para Assuntos Jurídicos. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "USA and Foreign Decorations of Dwight D Eisenhower". Dwight D Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. National Archives and Records Administration (United States Government). Archived from the original on 18 November 2016. Retrieved 6 December 2012. Brazil: Order of Aeronautical Merit, Grand Cross (August 5, 1946) 
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