The Medal of Honor

The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States. Generally, the Medal of Honor is presented to its recipient by the President of the United States of America

The criteria of receiving the Medal of Honor

In accordance with United States Code Title 10, Subtitle C, Part II, Chapter 567, The President may award, and present in the name of Congress, a medal of honor of appropriate design, with ribbons and appurtenances, to a person who, while a member of the naval service, distinguishes himself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty—

(1) while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States;

(2) while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force; or

(3) while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party.

Note:  Each Military Department (Army, Navy, Air Force) has its own particular entry in the USC.  However, the criteria for each are identical.  

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