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Awards and decorations of the Republic of Indonesia are both military and civilian awards for service and personal contributions to the Republic of Indonesia. According to the Indonesian Constitution, Chapter III Article 15: "The President grants designations, awards, and other distinctions that regulated by state acts".

Awards and decorations of the Republic of Indonesia are divided into two categories, Stars and Medals.

Stars of the Republic of Indonesia[edit | edit source]

Bintang Republik Indonesia ("Star of the Republic of Indonesia")[edit | edit source]

The "Star of the Republic of Indonesia" (BRI) is awarded to a person who has given extraordinary service to the integrity, viability, and greatness of Indonesia. It is the highest decoration awarded by the Government of The Republic of Indonesia.

The BRI is awarded in 5 classes:

1st Class Bintang Republik Indonesia Adipurna Ribbon.png Bintang Republik Indonesia Adipurna
2nd Class Bintang Republik Indonesia Adipradana Ribbon.png Bintang Republik Indonesia Adipradana
3rd Class Bintang Republik Indonesia Utama Ribbon.png Bintang Republik Indonesia Utama
4th Class Bintang Republik Indonesia Pratama Ribbon.png Bintang Republik Indonesia Pratama
5th Class Bintang Republik Indonesia Nararya Ribbon.png Bintang Republik Indonesia Nararya

Bintang Mahaputera ("Star of Mahaputera")[edit | edit source]

The "Star of Mahaputera" (BMP) is awarded to a person who has given extraordinary service to the Motherland in certain areas outside the military. It is the second highest decoration awarded by the Government of The Republic of Indonesia.

The BMP is awarded in 5 classes:

1st Class Bintang Mahaputera Adipurna Ribbon.png Bintang Mahaputera Adipurna
2nd Class Bintang Mahaputera Adipradana Ribbon.png Bintang Mahaputera Adipradana
3rd Class Bintang Mahaputera Utama Ribbon.png Bintang Mahaputera Utama
4th Class Bintang Mahaputera Pratama Ribbon.png Bintang Mahaputera Pratama
5th Class Bintang Mahaputera Nararya Ribbon.png Bintang Mahaputera Nararya

Bintang Sakti ("The Sacred Star")[edit | edit source]

The highest medal bestowed upon combat heroism action, individually or as a unit.

Bintang Dharma ("Military Distinguished Service Star")[edit | edit source]

Has the same grade with "Bintang Sakti", but bestowed upon the most distinguished service in the military.

Bintang Gerilya ("Guerrilla Star")[edit | edit source]

Bintang Gerilya

Given to military personnel served in the guerrilla war in the independence war (1945-1949).

Bintang Garuda ("Garuda Star")[edit | edit source]

Given to the Air Force personnel served in the independence war.

Bintang Sewindu Angkatan Perang ("Armed Forces Eight Years’ Service Star")[edit | edit source]

Bintang Yudha Dharma ("Defence Meritorious Service Star")[edit | edit source]

The highest award to foreigners.

Awarded in three classes:[1]

1st Class Bintang Yudha Dharma Utama[2][3] Also translated as "The Grand Meritorious Military Order – 1st Class"[4]
2nd Class Bintang Yudha Dharma Pratama
3rd Class Bintang Yudha Dharma Nararya.jpg Bintang Yudha Dharma Nararya

The ribbons of the 2nd and 1st Classes are identical, with the addition of (respectively) one and two central narrow red stripes.

Bintang Kartika Eka Paksi ("Army Meritorious Service Star")[edit | edit source]

Bintang Jalasena ("Navy Meritorious Service Star")[edit | edit source]

Awarded to personnel of the Indonesian Navy for meritorious service to the nation.

1st Class Star of the Navy - 1st Class (Indonesia) - ribbon bar.png Bintang Jalasena Utama
2nd Class Star of the Navy - 2nd Class (Indonesia) - ribbon bar.png Bintang Jalasena Pratama
3rd Class Star of the Navy - 3rd Class (Indonesia) - ribbon bar.png Bintang Jalasena Nararya

Bintang Swabhuwana Paksa ("Air Force Meritorious Service Star")[edit | edit source]

Bintang Bhayangkara ("National Police Meritorious Service Star")[edit | edit source]

Medals of the Republic of Indonesia[edit | edit source]

Satyalencana Kesetiaan 8, 16 dan 24 Tahun ("Long Service Medals: 8, 16 and 24 years")[edit | edit source]

Given to personnel of the Indonesian National Armed Forces for years of loyal and faithful service to the people of Indonesia.

Satyalencana Dwija Sistha ("Military Instructor Service Medals")[edit | edit source]

Satyalencana Gerakan Operasi Militer I-IX ("Military Operational Service Medals I-IX")[edit | edit source]

Satyalencana Bhakti ("Wounded Medal")[edit | edit source]

Given to wounded personnel of the Indonesian National Armed Forces.

Satyalencana Peristiwa ("Commemoration Medals")[edit | edit source]

Satyalencana Teladan ("Good Conduct Medal")[edit | edit source]

Satyalencana Dharma Nusa ("National Defence Service Medal")[edit | edit source]

Satyalencana Penegak ("Medal for Combat Against Communists")[edit | edit source]

Satyalencana Wira Dharma ("Malaysia/Northern Borneo Military Campaign Medal")[edit | edit source]

Satyalencana Seroja Timur ("Timor Military Campaign Medal")[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Bintang Yudha Dharma, Sekretariat Negara Republik Indonesia Official Website, www.setneg.go.id
  2. Medal & ribbon, Bintang Yudha Dharma Utama, Copyright picture, Sekretariat Negara Republik Indonesia Official Website, www.setneg.go.id
  3. Certificate, Bintang Yudha Dharma Utama, Copyright picture, Sekretariat Negara Republik Indonesia Official Website, www.setneg.go.id
  4. Chief of Defence Force receives Indonesia's highest military award, AsiaOne, 2 May 2012

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