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How do you mount medals on a medal bar?

How do you mount medals on a medal bar?

For military and government medals, no more than five medals should be worn side by side without overlapping. Where six or more medals are worn, the medal at the left of the bar should be placed first and the remainder of the ribbons placed so that they overlap equally the medal on the right.

How do you mount and frame medals?


  1. Gently fold back the metal retaining clips to remove the backing board and complete mount from the frame.
  2. Feed the ribbon of each medal through the pre-cut slots, adjusting them until they are level and the medals are in line and in the correct order.

How do you mount miniature medals?

Twist the clutch backs onto the mounting bar pins if the backs have been removed from the mounting bar. Mounting bars have one or two clutch back pins on the back of the bar. If you try to mount your miniature medals on a bar with uncovered pins, the pins can snag the ribbons, also called ribands, of the medals.

How do you hang medals on uniform?

Service Dress Uniforms Wear-full sized metals above the left breast pocket of a male member’s service dress jacket. Line four medals and hang on a medal bar. Center a second or third bar over the bar below it. Wear full-sized medals on a woman’s jacket centered on the left side.

When can you wear miniature medals?

While it is not a rule, miniature medals are usually worn during very formal events, especially those held in the evening and requiring full evening dress or dinner dress. Full size medals are most typically worn on morning dress or formal daytime attire.

What medals go on mess dress?

Miniature Medals —Miniature medals are worn on the blue mess dress or on formal dress. The miniatures are centered between lapel and arm seam and midway between top shoulder seam and top button of jacket.